The Moringa Farmers and Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MFAN), says it plans to engage over 300,000 youths in moringa farming as part of its efforts to tackle unemployment in the country as Voice of Nigeria reports.
MFAN President, Michael Ashimashiga who made this known in Abuja,
said that modalities have been set for engaging 500 youths per each of
the 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the country, to cultivate and
sell moringa plant in view of its high demand, both locally and
Ashimashiga noted that the project would be launched on a 10, 000 hectares of land in Nasarawa state, in a couple of few weeks.
According to him, each of the beneficiaries will be given a plot of land and moringa seeds at no cost, to cultivate.
He noted that after the l...
Moringa oleifera, also
know colloquially as the miracle tree, is a fast-growing, semi-deciduous
tree that hails from the Himalayan foothills. It has been used for
millennia, with recent years seeing a surge in its popularity. M. oleifera is now cultivated in most warm climates, and the tree is rapidly gaining a foothold in South African agriculture.
Moringa has developed an impressive following the last few decades, with disciples praising its miraculous properties.
All parts of the plant can be used. The
roots are used as a medicine or to prepare a peppery sauce similar to
horseradish. The wood of the tree is soft and therefore does not make good
timber, but makes good paper and could serve as a potential source of biofuel.
A large proportion of moringa cu...
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