The Afrigetics Story
Afrigetics is a leading exporter of Southern African medicinal herbs. Our award-winning team prides itself on providing superior African healing plants to the international market.
Sustainable & Ethical
Afrigetics is rooted in African ethnopharmacology. We are experts in traditional medicinal knowledge and our team maintains strong ties with local plant users. We are leaders in sustainable harvesting and diligent partners with rural harvesters.
Afrigetics is driven by superior quality, we believe our standards of food safety set us apart. Afrigetics has invested in a state-of-the-art quality control system, incorporating FSSC 22000 accreditation. This Food Safety System Certification demonstrates our company’s robust and effective management system. Our reliable team is positioned to meet the requirements of regulators, food business clients and consumers. In addition, Afrigetics are licenced distributors of indigenous flora and FDA registered.
Facilities & Capabilities
Our facilities & capabilities include a primary harvesting network with a full-time ethical and sustainability manager overseeing the implementation of our activities, a storage warehouse for fresh plant material where primary processing activities are conducted (quality control, washing, cutting, drying, storage), an FSSC22000 and organic accredited warehouse for storage and dispatch and processing, a research and development laboratory and administrative offices. Afrigetics is therefore active and present at all key steps in our processing chain.
Afrigetics is committed to combining twentieth-century innovation with ancient African indigenous knowledge. Our products are backed by science and Afrigetics has research partnerships with two South African universities (Stellenbosch and Pretoria University) for continued research and development.
We have a proven track record as reliable exporters and are pioneering novel processing techniques to bring our clients tailor-made raw materials and extracts that are world-class.
Afrigetics are passionate about discovering, protecting and developing African botanical wisdom. We are poised to unlock the tremendous potential of African medicinal herbs and bring these resources to a global platform. We wish to share the success of the African pharmacopoeia with the world and we believe the star of our medicine chest is undoubtedly the African pelargonium. Afrigetics seeks to empower our clients to reap the benefits of these valued botanicals in their products, thus enabling others to share in the healing power of nature.
BABS (Access and Benefit Sharing) & Traceability
Afrigetics is the holder of an integrated Bioprospecting and Biotrade permit. We are also in the process of establishing FairWild ™ accreditation to ensure fairly and sustainably traded wild plant material that ensures a full traceability chain to the source.
“We believe that the botanical resources of Africa may hold the key to the treatment of major medical and health ailments and, we want to be at the forefront of these discoveries…”
World Class Exports
Afrigetics Botanicals is export-ready. Since June 2008 we have successfully delivered over 1850 consignments by air, sea and courier to North Americas, South Americas, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Our logistics training is compliant with INCOTERMS and we have substantial experience in all aspects pertaining to the export process – which is faithfully carried out by VDM Cargo Solutions.
Award-winning export business
Over 1900 consignments worldwide
Incoterms 2020 experts
VDM Cargo Solutions offers packaging solutions that will withstand the toughest journeys by road, air or sea.
In striving to continually improve our services we have now gone the extra mile to ensure that our palletization is truly world-class.
Our company offers packaging solutions that will withstand the toughest journeys by road, air or sea. Better packaging of your goods means fewer troubles further down the line by reducing the exposure to moisture (especially on sea cargo), damage by poor third-party handling and general accidents that can occur during transit. Speak to us about your packaging requirements and we will listen to your every need.