About Us

River Bioscience invests in up to date and thorough scientific research, in order to provide the Southern African Citrus Industry, as well the agricultural community of Africa, with expert and innovative products to ensure a fresh, fruitful future.

History

River Bioscience was established in 2004 as a sister company of Citrus Research International (CRI). The company is a fully owned commercial subsidiary of the Southern African Citrus Growers Association.

 

River Bioscience was the first company to produce, register and launch a granulovirus product for commercial pest control of false codling moth (FCM). River Bioscience was also the first company to register and commercialise a bollworm nucleopolyhedrovirus in South Africa. We invest in innovation and thorough scientific research in order to serve our clients and the agricultural community of Africa.

ACHIEVING OPTIMAL RESULTS WITH LEADING DISTRIBUTORS

OUR OBJECTIVES

River Bioscience was established with the following main objectives:

  1. To commercialise innovations, developments and discoveries arising from the CRI research.
  2. To provide the Southern African Citrus Industry with innovative products aimed at improving its global competitiveness.
  3. Profits are returned to the industry research and technical support structures, under the direct control of the Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa.
  4. Expansion of innovative plant protection products into other sectors of agriculture in Southern Africa.

ENHANCING YOUR AGRICULTURAL PERFORMANCE

OUR INVESTMENT

River Bioscience has invested 100% shareholding in XSIT a company based on the sterile insect technique (SIT). More than 18,000 hectares of citrus and grapes are under the SIT program for false codling moth control.

The strategic importance of XSIT plays a vital part in allowing access to false codling moths sensitive to markets globally.