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14 Sep 2012 12:09:34

CJP hosts brainstorming sessions on genetics, agronomics and horticulture advancement in Moringa farming



global moringa meet 2012
Moringa is an exceptionally nutritious tree with variety of uses. Highly valued by the ancient Roman, Greek and Egyptian civilizations, the Moringa tree is now being “rediscovered” in many areas of the globe. A combination of low yielding Moringa varieties, the absence of effective crop management, and high plant mortality during the planting phase, contributes to sub-optimal yields. Moringa investors and crop research institutes are continuously studying modern high-yielding varieties developed by breeding programs, under ideal climatic conditions in Africa, Asia, and America etc. Experts at Center for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel are pursuing the unique suitability of all parts of the plant for a wide range of practical purposes ranging from agricultural to medicinal to fuel.

On realizing the potentiality of Moringa as a nutritional security provider and the high value energy crop, much importance is attached globally and this is the right time to gear up for research and development activities to reap its fullest potential. In this context this 2 day global Moringa meet would provide new insight in the potentiality of this crop for future exploitation and formulate strategies for developing Moringa failsafe farms and also helps new growers to have holistic information on Moringa crop.

This year’s programme has more scientists and topics covering all aspects of Moringa oleifera. The participants shall hear their scientific knowledge, experiences first hand through in-depth experiments and discussion and explore innovative new ideas on how to prove the value of your Moringa farms and grow ultimately revenues, at a time of economic downturn.

Plus, the addition of multiple streams guarantees this comprehensive event will offer them educational and practical advice whatever their learning objective.

Key themes to be covered include:
• Gremplasm, genomic, genetic improvement and propagation
• Biology and physiology
• Orchard design and management
• Moringa and oil technology and quality
• Economy, marketing and health-promoting properties

A combination of low yielding Moringa varieties, the absence of effective crop management, and high plant mortality during the planting phase, contributes to sub-optimal yields. Moringa investors and crop research institutes are continuously studying modern high-yielding varieties developed by breeding programs, under ideal climatic conditions in Africa, Asia, and America.

Commenting on Moringa Meet CJP CEO Mr. Maharshi said, “If you are an investor interested to develop Moring plantations, the Moringa Meet 2012 is an ideal meet for you. Because at this conference, key experts will deliver insight on the technical and scientific aspects of Moringa cultivation! More specifically, you'll hear on high yielding materials and crop improvements by relevant authorities include elite breeding and genetic improvement; developments in Moringa varieties high yielding materials; agronomic specificities and yield potential.”

“Of course, the above is only a few of the sessions you'll benefit from at the 2 day workshop. Besides the comprehensive presentations, this event will also serve as an excellent platform to see, touch and experience moringa in person. So ensure you're there at Global Moringa Meet this November. At the end very busy 2 days you will leave inspired and motivated to effect real change in you’re in your business planning and beyond,” he added.


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