Global Moringa meeting 2015
discusses Moringa nutrition and food.
This Moringa Meet aims to stimulate a discussion on the burning theme of “Moringa Agriculture for sustainable growth: challenges and opportunities for a new ‘green revolution’? This meeting assumes much greater significance now to understand the crop and devise a mean for harness its potentiality.
“Nutrition-enhancing” are approaches that address the underlying determinants or basic causes of malnutrition. Nutrition-enhancing agriculture and food systems are those that effectively and explicitly incorporate nutrition objectives, concerns and considerations, improve diets and raise levels of food and nutrition security. Actions may include making more nutritious food more accessible to everyone or to specific targeted groups, supporting smallholders and boosting women’s incomes, ensuring clean water and sanitation, education and employment, health care, support for resilience and empowering women in a deliberate attempt to explicitly improve diets and raise levels of nutrition. Moringa Oleifera , an Indian origin plant has gained its importance due to nutraceutical values and is considered as indispensable plant for health management. It is one of the most incredible plants to the mankind as its nutritional and medicinal properties have immense potential to manage malnutrition and prevent and heal many maladies. On realizing the potentiality of moringa as a nutritional security provider and the high value energy crop, much importance is attached globally, Global Moringa Meet 2015 an international Workshop presented by the ADVANCED BIOFUEL CENTER, promises to be an important event in exploring best production practices, best horticultural practices, best harvesting practices and best value addition, to be held November 21-22, 2015 at Jaipur India, is a “must attend” for all stakeholders to know the latest research and development activities and to reap the fullest potential of Moringa .
Food-based approaches recognize the central role of Moringa in improving nutrition. Moringa Agriculture and food-based strategies focus on food as the primary tool for improving the quality of the diet and for addressing and preventing malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies. The approach stresses the multiple benefits derived from various part of Moringa, a variety of foods, recognizing the nutritional value of food for good nutrition, and the importance and social significance of the agricultural and food sector for supporting rural livelihoods. Inclusion of Moringa farming and food system in existing system of agriculture and food may ensure that nutritional well-being and health of individuals is promoted, incomes and livelihoods supported, and community and national wealth created and protected.
Moringa Oleifera of the family Moringacea, referred as Moringa or drumstick, has attracted the attention of scientists across the globe for health management due to its high nutraceutical traits. Thus, it is emerging as future crops considering its wider adaptability and tolerance to many abiotic stresses. Accordingly, it became essential to take stock of knowledge and develop a road map to harness its potential for benefit of mankind. Therefore, Moringa India has all set to hold 3rd Global Moringa Meet 2015 from November 21-22, at Jaipur, India This Moringa Meet aims to stimulate a discussion on the burning theme of “Moringa Agriculture for sustainable growth: challenges and opportunities for a new ‘green revolution’? This meeting assumes much greater significance now to understand the crop and devise a mean for harness its potentiality.
Moringa is a genus of shrubs and trees with multi-purpose uses: its leaves, roots and immature pods are consumed as a vegetable. All parts of the moringa tree – bark, pods, leaves, nuts, seeds, tubers, roots, and flowers – are edible. The leaves are used fresh or dried and ground into powder. The seed pods are picked while still green and eaten fresh or cooked. Moringa seed oil is sweet, non-sticking, non-drying and resists rancidity, while the cake from seed is used to purify drinking water. The seeds are also be eaten green, roasted, powdered and steeped for tea or used in curries.
Moringa oleifera cultivation and consumption of various Parts of this crop like leaves and pods, enhances the nutritional status of human being. The following nutrients are present in this crop.
The two-day annual Moringa Meet focused on Moringa agriculture issues such as new seed traits, pest management, value-added grain opportunities, Crop sustainability, post harvest issues, as well as a presentation on the processing marketing of various Moringa Products
Our overarching goal is to provide participants attending moringa meet with a unique opportunity to interact , discuss and deliberate with their peers and with top researchers in the Moringa Science and technology to create a successful Moringa Business.
The objective of the Global Moringa Meet 2015 is to facilitate a better understanding on the nature and prospects of ‘Moringa green revolution’ globally, drawing on the insights from experiences around the world, to foster dialogue among young and experienced researchers , experts, practitioners and various government organizations who are working towards making their respective region more sustainable in agriculture and food security.
while talking on the agenda of forthcoming Global Moringa Meet Mr. Dp Maharshi stated “We invite you to share evidence and exchange views on how to improve Moringa food systems more responsive to nutrition i.e. raising levels of nutrition, particularly of the poorest and most nutritionally vulnerable, as well as ways to improve value addition and evaluation of their impact and cost-effectiveness will be sought”
“Our Next Global Moringa Meet in India on 21-22 November, 2015 is all set to introduce you the real world of Moringa business” where the attendees shall also have the opportunity to interact with the science, agronomy and their cultivation technology etc. of Moringa and value additions. The registration is open”. He added.
“We hope that you will be able to join us for this meet and help us to make it a vibrant success!” He further added
Moringa India will also be showcasing its latest integrated moringa farm development process knowledge system In addition, there will be live and hands-on demonstrations of Moringa nursery, plantation, oil extraction etc. at Moringa farm and at R & D center.