MORINGA NEXUS CONCEPT
Moringa Nexus: this is how the multiple beneficial qualities of Moringa meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to serve long term life on the planet.
Over 10% annual market growth;
Job creation through the entire Moringa chain, from production to distribution.
Moringa supplementation of animal feed to improve meat and milk production.
Beneficial Moringa oil properties make it very sought-after by the cosmetic industry.
ODD1 NO POVERTY
Moringa is part of traditional cuisine in many indigenous cultures.
Moringa has high nutritious properties which contribute to food security. These include vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino-acids, anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory.
Moringa grows well exactly where it is needed the most. [see map]
ODD2 ZERO HUNGER
Moringa’s nutritive qualities have long been recognized for their powerful prophylactic and therapeutic uses.
Ayurvedic medicine and traditional African practitioners have used Moringa for millennia.
Many scientific studies have recognized the therapeutic qualities of Moringa in preventing and reversing childhood stunting, increasing lactation and immunity, rebalancing glycemic levels and reducing hypertension.
ODD3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Developing awareness of nutrition, self-sufficient food production, best practices related to production, distribution, sanitation and economics to meet international markets.
ODD4 QUALITY EDUCATION
Women’s groups are already at the forefront of Moringa production throughout the world, improving their income and the life of their family.
ODD5 GENDER EQUALITY
Moringa is used in flocculation, the process of cleaning water for human use.
ODD6 CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
An economically viable model uses Moringa leaves as fermentable biomass for gas production.
Moringa oil can be transformed into biofuel.
ODD7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
Increasing market demands for healthy organic and fair trade Moringa products.
The numerous qualities of Moringa promise multiple industrial applications.
ODD12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Planting trees is the most economical action to benefit the climate. Moringa is a fast-growing tree and has the benefit of a high index of carbon sequestration.
The Moringa tree enriches the soil and facilitates intercropping. Its cultivation would support the resilience of populations facing climate change.
ODD13 CLIMATE ACTION
Desertification mitigation requires trees to stabilize the land. The Moringa tree is drought-resistant and grows well even in very inhospitable environments.
The Moringa tree helps soil irrigation. Its roots increase the permeability of the soil and the effectiveness of irrigation.
Moringa is a high quality organic pesticide and fertilizer.
ODD15 LIFE ON LAND
Thanks to its countless beneficial qualities, Moringa is more than just a product or a tool. Projects using the Moringa Nexus generate concrete pathways to integrate the Five Ps and/or the SDGs and implement them at the local level.