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300,000 Nigerian youths to be engaged in Moringa farming.

300,000 Nigerian youths to be engaged in Moringa farming.

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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 internationally. 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, the Miracle Tree.

Moringa, the Miracle Tree.

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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. Miracle uses 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...