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Essential Oils

African Rose Oils cc is a majority black owned company with level 3 BEE rating that has a variety of different but strategically related business interests. Essential and vegetable oil production and trading has been our traditional business for over a decade, operating in the Southern African and International market sectors. Although the Company has provided technical support and other consulting services to commercial farmers for many years, and continues to do so, the last two years have seen our business successfully expand and diversify into a comprehensive and integrated support service for emerging essential oil farmers in South Africa. We are, however, an emerging farmer support Company with a difference. Firstly, we actively and preferentially trade in essential oils from the enterprises we develop, via guaranteed take-off agreements with international markets. Knowing that the oil produced will be sold gives confidence and security to all stake holders of the emerging farmer projects we support. Our second distinguishing feature is we operate our own commercial essential oil farm which significantly enhances our support package to emerging farmers

Oil Trading

The oils we buy are produced by farmers in South Africa, and other countries in the SADC region including Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Malawi. We trade locally and internationally with these essential and vegetable oils (organically certified and conventional). The international trading is based on secured annual take off agreements with various multi-national buyers including Earthoil Planations Ltd, UK, providing market security to the enterprises we develop and support.

Organic Essential Oil Farming

We operate a 20 Ha commercial essential oil farm in Rustenburg for the production of organic geranium and various other essential oils. This farming operation provides a significant component of our secured sales but perhaps more importantly maintains African Rose on the cutting edge internationally of the best farming practices for various crops but most particularly rose geranium. These up to date methods and technologies, once proven can immediately be transferred to the emerging farmers we support.

Emerging Essential Oil Farmer Support

Although the company provides technical support and other consulting services to commercial farmers, its primary focus is that of small and emerging farmer development and support. As a Company we believe emerging essential oil farmers in South Africa can play a significant role in the international essential oil markets in the near future if they receive the appropriate integrated support services to provide what they must have access to, and what they need to know, to succeed

 



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African Rose has recently been awarded a tender by the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality to provided ongoing training and mentoring to the members Lekatela Mmanare Multi-Purpose Agricultural Co-operative, in all aspects of organic geranium oil farming, production and marketing.

Obed Onelovholve, pictured here is an emerging essential oil farmer in Southern Gauteng . In consultation with African Rose, he experimented with German Chamomile on a portion of his farm. He has successfully produced10 kg of this high value oil. Notwithstanding the considerable agronomic challenges of this specific essential oil crop, Obed has mastered German Chamomile oil farming. With German Chamomile currently trading between 300 and 400 / kg, Obed is working with African Rose to secure all the necessary inputs to transform his experimental site into a fully fledged commercial German chamomile farming operation

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