The South African Bioproduct Organisation (SABO) was established in 2013 as a brainchild between DAFF, various Universities and research institutions as well as the bioproduct industry to improve the standards of bioproducts in the market in order to protect both the market and the end users. The purpose of SABO is to develop the bioproduct industry in South Africa and to regulate the activities of participants in accordance with high ethical and science-based standards.
What Are Bioproducts?
Bioproducts are defined as naturally occurring living organisms (bacteria, fungi, nematodes, insects, plants, etc.) and extracts of living organisms, used to control pests and diseases, enhance growth of and protect plants and animals in indoor and outdoor environments.
Bioproducts basically fall into two categories – Biocontrol agents (or products) and Biostimulants.