Multidimensional Moringa can combat malnutrition while fuelling the future

A wide range of actions have been pledged during at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). Eradicating poverty is the greatest global challenge facing the world today and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. In this regard all countries are committed to freeing humanity from poverty and hunger as a matter of urgency. All  are deeply concerned that one in five people on this planet, or over 1 billion people, still live in extreme poverty, and that one in seven — or 14 per cent — is undernourished, while public health challenges, including pandemics and epidemics, remain omnipresent threats. Integrating food and energy crops helps farmers and the climate. Producing food and energy crops side-by-side offer one of the best ways for boosting developing countries’ food and energy security while reducing poverty.

Moringa oleifera, a tree cultivated in many tropical countries, has great potential to contribute to the nourishment of millions of people in developing countries. All parts of the moringa tree—bark, fruit, leaves, nuts, seeds, tubers, roots, and flowers—are edible. The plant is high in protein and provides calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, vitamin A and vitamin C to the diet. Research into this valuable tree has been an ongoing effort at Center for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) for more than a decade.

Moringa oleifera, a tree known for its vitamin-rich leaves and tolerance to drought is native to India but has been used across Africa and the tropics since ancient times, it is non-invasive and no problems have been reported concerning its interaction with other plants in native ecosystems. Moringa oleifera is a very fast growing tree; it commonly reaches four meters in height just 10 months after the seed is planted and can bear fruit within its first year. Its pods are triangular in cross-section (30 to 50 cm long) and legume-like in appearance. These pods have oil rich black and winged seeds, which can be crushed to produce biodiesel. Moringa could yield +3 ton oil per ha and that it could be used for food in times of shortages. The seeds contain 30 percent to 40 percent oil that is high in oleic acid. The meal yields about 61 percent protein. Biodiesel made from Moringa has better oxidative stability than biodiesel made with most other feedstock’s the crop’s multiple dimensions would make it attractive to farmers worldwide. The Moringa oleifera tree that has enough credentials: a higher recovery and quality of oil than other crops, no direct competition with food crops as it is a edible source of fuel, and no direct competition with existing farmland as can be grown for both purpose same time

CJP shares its knowledge and technologies with participants so that they can produce more food and fuel with efficient utilization of natural resources. CJP’S Next 5th 5-day Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme in India from September 5-9, 2012 is all set to introduce you the real world of nonfood biodiesel crops and business” where the attendees shall also have the opportunity to interact with Moringa crops science, agronomy and its cultivation technology etc. as have also been included in the course. To find out more about JATROPHAWORLD 2012 please visit http://www.jatrophabiodiesel.org

The Jatrophaworld 2012 allows access to reliable information on the current market situation as regards to moringa and other potential crops. JATROPHAWORLD 2012 is unique because of the capability to deliver an integrated “One Stop Solution” for Agri-Fuel-business operations to the agricultural and energy sector worldwide.

Registration is open. Secure your seat today.

For more information regarding registration, package cost, etc., kindly contact:

Director (Training)

Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel

www.jatrophabiodiesel.org

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