Featuring one of the outputs expected by MAB from Biosphere Reserves
Biosphere reserves are expected to -
A good starting point is a listing of goods and services available in the Biosphere Reserve so that partnership, joint schemes and good, local supplier relationship can be established.
In the Crocodile River Reserve – the buffer area east of the Cradle of Humankind - a business forum was established in December 2014. Among the strategies of the businesses – small and large – it to “look local first”. Whether the need is for a plumber or plums, the businesses undertake to support other local businesses by preference. The approach has permeated to local residents who use “Whatsapp” to ask for referrals from local users to local service providers. A lively exchange of information occurs.