So you want to be a baobab processor?

Under the previous project BAOFOOD a community-based pilot processing plant for baobab oil and powder was established in Kilifi, Kenya, under the coordination of Anthony Maina from Wild Living Resources. 

BAOQUALITY supported its further development through training of producers and improvement of quality procedures. With the project ending and the pilot plant fully established, we are below sharing some visual impressions of the production site and provide a tool kit for potential baobab entrepreneurs, who want to establish a similar enterprise.

Producing baobab powder and baobab seed oil

baobab fruits
baobab powder machine
Hygiene is important for handling the fruits
Removal of the baobab pulp from the fruits
filling the machine with baobab pulpe
baobab powder extracted
final product of baobab powder on a fair in Kilifi
oil press for producing baobab seed oil
producing baobab seed oil
baobab seed oil
Baobab seed oil at fair in Kilifi

You consider starting your own business?

Here you find a tool kit for setting up a baobab powder and/or oil processing plant:

 – Video tutorials: So you want to be a baobab entrepreneur: Part 1, 2 and 3

 – Business Plan

 – Floor Plans 1 and 2

 – Financial Model

 – Standard Operation Procedures