35 producers' organizations made up of 375 producers (ie 50% women) in 16 villages in the Haho, Ogou, Anié, and Oti district of Togo.
350, 75 ha planted
125, tons of dried hibiscus flowers
152 000 of turnover expected
The mature flowers are harvested by hand or with a knife. Once the harvest is complete, the calyx or seed should be carefully separated from the flower with a knife, without damaging the flower.
Moisture being the enemy of drying, it must be done in a dry place, sheltered from the sun and well ventilate - on a shelf or pallet covered with a sheet, never in direct contact with the ground. The flowers should be dried until their residual moisture is less than 10%.
The dried flowers obtained are packaged according to the prescriptions of the customer.