About Us

We are social entrepreneurs who source, develop and scale innovative technologies and approaches that strengthen economic and environmental resilience and increase opportunities for income generation in rural areas.


Working towards the Sustainable Development Goals, Scientific Roots assists corporate entities, government authorities and development agencies to achieve their rural community, enterprise, skills, supplier and socio-economic development goals by improving entrepreneurial and agricultural human talents, innovating through new agricultural, tourism and agri-biotech product development and actively seeking access to new and alternative markets, thus promoting livelihood diversification whilst ensuring improved financial inclusion and community engagement.

BBBEE Credentials

Clients can multiply their spend on our services by 125% when calculating their own BEE Scores since we are an Empowering Supplier. We are also a qualifying Enterprise Development beneficiary (Category A) Contributions made to our company can be considered for Enterprise Development points on the BBBEE scorecard.

Our BEE affidavit  (Click on the link below to see this)

Scientific Roots Affidavit BBBEE EME General

Scientific Roots Affidavit BBBEE EME Specialised Entity General


Development of product prototypes, efficacy testing, enterprise development, and value-chain development takes place through training of the NQF 4 New Venture Creation programme with incubation including accounting and marketing services, provision of start-up capital, infrastructure and equipment.

The AgriBioTech Non-Profit Company is both a 100% Enterprise and Supplier Development and 100% Socio-Economic Development beneficiary. Contributions to Agripreneurial Development can be channeled directly to beneficiaries of AgriBioTech NPC or training and mentoring services can be provided through Scientific Roots.

Green Business Support Services Directory

Unemployed Agricultural Graduates are encouraged to invent/design, test, develop, and implement enterprises that require an indigenous or alternative plant, weed, invasive plant or ornamental plant or resource in its recipe, then build their value chains to include small-scale growers or sustainable wild-harvesting.

Enquiries: merida@scientificroots.org

AgriBioTech NPO on Green Directory

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BBBEE Beneficiary

The ED and SED beneficiary certificates (Click on the links below to see these)



BBBEE EME Affadavit General AgriBioTech

BBBEE EME Affadavit Specialised Entity AgriBioTech


Our campus, housing Scientific Roots (PTY) Ltd and the AgriBioTech Non-Profit Company.

Learner Results Database

Prospective employers are welcome to contact us, if you require any information on the learners that we have trained. Our Team is able to access all training information on the learner which is stored in hard-copy and electronically on our systems.

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The success of Scientific Roots cannot be ascribed only to the organisation itself, but to the many partners and friends who provide essential sources of knowledge and expertise in our daily operations.