Providing fair markets to female wild harvesters and organic out-growers
Like Mountains works with female wild harvesters and outgrowers, who grow or wild harvest organic indigenous and invasive essential oil materials. They provide them with a secure market for their product at a fair price, distill the oil and then find consistent markets for these environmentally-kind and fair oils. Like Mountains also produces its own organic oils.
Key activities include production, harvesting, distilling, marketing, and sales. Its customers are eco-conscious and health-orientated individuals who want to spend their money on sustainable products, as well as businesses with a similar customer profile.
Hoedspruit Hub supports the design of the training programmes for outgrowers and wild harvesters.
Zingela Ulwazi and Aka’ani are exploring setting up networks of women who can grow and/or wild harvest essential oil material for the distillery.
The SEED Low Carbon Awards 2021 in Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand and Uganda are sponsored by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).