The Southern African Essential Oil Producers' Association
Promoting the production, processing and export of essential and vegetable oils
GQSP-SA & quality
South Africa is the third-most biologically diverse country in the world and its preservation is high on the government’s agenda. One of the industries/value chains identified as a priority sector is the essential and vegetable oils, based on its comparative advantage of seasonable supply, export potential, inclusiveness and environmentally sustainable characteristics.
Export & trade promotion
Trade leads and market and marketing information used to be provided to members by circulars, but these have now been replaced with interactive website pages that are available to paid-up members who can login to the Members portal. For instance, the website includes a trade exchange functionality for members’ benefit, with a commission payable to SAEOPA.
Unlocking agricultural potential
The natural ingredients industry encompasses an extended value chain that has the potential of creating innumerable direct and indirect employment opportunities and uplifting entire communities. The value chain comprises propagation, cultivation, commercial and wild harvesting, processing and value-adding, testing, formulation, packaging, labelling, marketing and exporting.
SAEOPA has sincere pleasure in welcoming all visitors to our brand new interactive website, made possible through a sponsorship by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) funded Global Quality and Standards Programme – South Africa (GQSP-SA), implemented by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO),and in collaboration with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic).
We trust visitors will find value in our service offering, especially those active in the industry who have joined SAEOPA as members, and who consequently enjoy access to the Members portal.
You are cordially invited to submit your comments on the website to SAEOPA, as it will facilitate our quest for continuous improvement.
Enjoy your visit!