Water preservation may not be an active concern for many people, but it is for those who call the Kalahari Desert home. With a minimal amount of surface water and most rainfall seeping into the sand, water is a coveted resource. The Kalahari Desert spans across most of Botswana, which makes the consumption and reservation of water a constant concern.
While DLG Naturals’ focus is empowering Botswana’s rural poor, we also want to assist with the country’s food and water security as a whole. Therefore, a successful factory is not enough. Oil production facilities around the world use great amounts of water to clean their seeds and kernels before they press. This doesn’t sit well with DLG Naturals and with years of research and development they have surpassed the current expectations in the botanical oil industry.
Years of research proved worthwhile in 2020 when DLG Naturals developed specialized equipment to reduce water use at their factory in Botswana. With this new equipment, DLG Naturals projects a reduction in water usage of 78% in 2021.
While this has been no easy feat, DLG Naturals is thrilled to enter a new year with a positive outlook. Using this specialized equipment will reduce our footprint and help preserve this scarce resource. With a mission to better the lives in Botswana through business, DLG Naturals will make a difference at every possible opportunity.