Is harvesting baobab fruit sustainable?

Yes, harvesting the fruit is sustainable.  Only fallen fruit are collected from under the baobab trees and the trees are not harmed in any way.  The trees can continue to produce fruit year after year for hundreds of years.  Furthermore, research has shown that one can use up to 95% of the baobab fruit without it affecting the population.  EcoProducts monitors this annually and ensures that only 10% of the fruit is collected and that the rest goes back into the environment or to the local communities for subsistence use.

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