Fostering Aloe In Their Natural Habitat

Aloe Council of South Africa

KykNETTV’s Dagbreek: Landbousake - Aalwyne, met Chris Pattinson

Ons weet aalwynsap kom in baie produkte voor, maar produkte wat van hierdie plant gemaak word, word lank nie meer net gebruik as ‘n purgasiemiddel nie.

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A focus on the Aloe industry for export                                               By Ezra J Steenkamp

This profile on the aloe industry arose from the need to investigate new opportunities for the agricultural

sector that could lead growth and exports. For the future, industries are required to manufacture more complex tradable goods...

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A review of the trade in Aloe ferox with a focus on the role of the European Union                                                                                                         By Amelie Knapp

The aim of thisstudy is to describe and quantify the international trade in A. ferox since 1994, with a particular focus on the role of the European Union (EU). Besides an overview of current international trade in A. Ferox, the trade data analysis carried out in this study aims…ms to support

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The Aloe Council of South Africa Proposal to amend Appendix II: Aloe spp.


It is hereby proposed that the amendment of Appendices I, II and III valid from 5 February 2015, page 41, LILIACEAE Aloes, Appendix II, Aloe spp., should be considered during the next COP in 2016.

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ACSA’ s Action on BABS permits

Professor Ben-Erik van Wyk Chairman of ACSA writes to the Department of Environmental Affairs

“The Aloe industry in South Africa is not involved in bioprospecting activities but simply in trade of a commodity”

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Resource Assessment for Aloe ferox in South Africa

The Report on the study (Resource Assessment for Aloe feroxin South Africa) indicates that the plant is distributed throughout  the  Western Cape, Eastern Cape,  Free State and KwaZulu-Natal Provinces and is one of the most frequently used indigenous biological resource in the bioprospecting industry in  the  country.

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Medicinal Uses of Aloe                                                                          By BE van Wyk

Amongst the numerous species of Aloe used in traditional medicine, A. vera stands on its own as the basis of an enormous global industry (Figures1 & 2), with an estimated annual retail value exceeding 110 billion US dollars (International Aloe Science Council 2004). In South Africa, A. ferox has become an important commercial medicinal plant, not only for its traditional use as...

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Africa should take a share of multi-billion dollar aloe industry         By Lauren van der Westhuizen


The aloe plant grows naturally across sub-Saharan Africa especially in arid countries like Madagascar, east Africa, and the horn of Africa. It is not harvested in commercial quantities outside of South Africa though, and even then, it is still a marginal crop.

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Comparative Phytochemical Analyses of Aloe Ferox Mill. Found in Eastern and Western Cape Provinces in South Africa                                                                  By Zanele Adams

Medicinal plants are of such importance that it is estimated that about 80% of the world population residing in the vast rural areas of the developing and under developed countries still rely mainly on medicinal plants. Medicinal plants are the only affordable and accessible source of primary health care for them...

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Aloe Council

Defining Professional Certification Standards

For Aloe Products