Reunion Island’s National Park Authority partners with local produce firms
Published on 27 November 2015
Launched yesterday, the initiative was part of a closer cooperation with private sector partners to make use of harvested substances from within the parks which spread across the center of the island.
The National Park “Essence” brand is awarded to products or services and not to companies per se. To qualify, candidates must meet a number of criteria. On the consumer side, the “Essence of National Parks” will allow them to differentiate organic local products from imported products. With the obligation to cultivate or offer ecofriendly production and harvesting methods, customers can be sure to get truly organic products made in a sustainable manner by being respectful of natural environments.
Through this brand, Reunion National Park intends to place particular emphasis on the sectors of medicinal and aromatic plants including vanilla. In time, “Esprit Parc National” concerns five product categories:
- Handicraft products or from local expertise
- Outputs discovery of cultural and natural heritage
- Products from tropical agroforestry crops
- Honey and other bee products