Moringa production: Production guidelines for the Miracle tree

In Africa, the Moringa tree is dubbed the “Miracle tree”, and for good reason. It and can be utilised from its roots to leaves for various purposes. The plant has its origins in the Middle East and India, but has since been spread globally and is produced for commercial purposes.…

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Boost for Zambia’s small-scale Moringa producers

An outgrower scheme, initiated by Small-Scale Industries Association of Zambia (SSIAZ), will benefit 100 000 Zambian smallholder moringa producers. According to SSIAZ, smallholder farmers will be paid K200 000 per hectare of planted Moringa under its partnership with a local firm, Sakaximbi. “We initially targeted a small number of producers…

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Make the most of ‘miracle’ Moringa

Small backyard Moringa orchards offer hope to unemployed Zambians, says Ndola’s Brown Kakumbi. Easily cultivated, the Moringa trees yield a rich harvest of high value powder, oil, food and fodder. Strong international and local demand or Moringa products makes this the right time to plant and Brown has a plan. …

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Healthy returns from Moringa trees in a diverse agri-business

Melania Chipungu, of Lusaka’s Ibex Hill, is one of a growing number of smallholders tapping into the Moringa tree market. The health benefits of Moringa tree leaves have sparked local and global consumer interest. The leaves are reported to have many health and nutritional benefits and to be high in…

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