The feasibility of small-scale indigenous fruit processing enterprises in Southern Africa uri icon


  • This chapter presents the results of feasibility studies conducted for three non-wood tree product enterprises based on indigenous fruits from the miombo ecosystem in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. It is established that the key to growing viable indigenous fruit processing enterprises is the empowerment of potential entrepreneurs, support from local communities, support for enterprises through policies facilitating credit and trade, utilization of local knowledge and resources, clear understanding of consumer behaviour, and improving marketing systems

publication date

  • 2008