FVS was mandated to devolop a holistic strategy in the alternative health sector. We developed a comprehensive strategy to develop a sustainable industry that will have a major impact on the whole sector.
We looked at the growing/production and horticultural sector, primary production, logistic pipelines, secondary manufacturing, product development with local and international experts, marketing and distribution, retail and franchise development and lastly integrating the strategy into the corporate health sector.
At the moment we focus on:
Gathering information from the indigenous healers and authorities in Traditional medicines.
Studying key plants and developing commercial formulations.
Identifying key growing areas.
Developing and educating local producers.
Structuring primary production units.
Creating logistic transport and materials flow.
Developing commercial products and value lines for the raw materials.
Planning and negotiating with secondary manufacturers in South Africa, India, Japan and China.
Developing a national retail franchise chain in alternative health.
Creating a national distribution network for alternative health products.
Negotiating with international alliance partners to support South African initiatives in holistic and. alternative health (Japan, Nicaragua, Nepal, China and Canada).