As a longtime companion of humankind, the Moringa Oleifera tree has been given many nicknames around the planet. It’s been called “drumstick” in India for the shape of its fruits. In Burkina Faso, the tree is called “eat and drink water”. Containing 92 nutrients and the highest level of anti-oxidants among all plants, science has confirmed the superfood status of Moringa. With “never die”, Senegal and Mali salute the resilience of Moringa, which is able to survive harsh climatic conditions. In a more recent discovery, Moringa has demonstrated an unusually high index of carbon sequestration. Moringa helps fight climate change and desertification, nourishes the earth, filtrates water, produces bio-fuel and bio-gas, and much more. For these reasons, Moringa has been called the Miracle Tree. Buoyed by an international market growing 10% annually, developing the Moringa sector generates economic opportunities. The Moringa Oleifera tree is the perfect path to create sustainable development and inclusive communities.
I have a dream...
At the meeting point of modern knowledge and ancestral indigenous wisdom, we invite the Moringa sector to grow from infancy to a role-model of what a sustainable industry truly can become: An industry which would serve all actors from small producers to consumers, from production to transformation; an industry that responds to environmental, economic and social challenges and meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.