Nkandla Essential Oils
- Published: Monday, 24 November 2014 18:38
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– (Sales of organically certified Oils)
Nkandla Essential oils project was initiated in 199 under the auspices of Oxfam GB. The project is situated in Nkandla next to Nkandla Municipal Offices, it’s about 1km from Inkosi Sgananda’s grave in Ndlamadoda. The trust is 100% 6 shareholder in Nkandla herb growers Company which employs staff and trades on behalf of farmers. The project produces Oils which is distilled on site at Nkandla at a distillation plant funded by the NDA and uThungulu District Municipality and exported to overseas countries in bulks. The project formed a trust (Ikusasalethu) which took over the management with the help of a private mentor. The project is now the major outgrower scheme in the area and the second largest producer of geranium oil in the province. There are 145 farmers growing herbs with more than 650 farmers on a waiting list.