Written By :
National Moringa Champion Pakistan
HERBYZONE Pvt. Ltd.
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What is Moringa?
Moringa is a medicinal plants which has highest ratio of essential nutrients and therapeutic values which are required by human and cattle. Moringa is rich Source of Natural Multivitamin, Multi-Minerals, Amino Acids, Antioxidants and some PhytoComounds which are essential for Health and to cure different Disese. WHO declare Moringa as “SUPER FOOD” due to its abundant of Nutrition and power to cure 300 Diseases.
Business Opportunities of Moringa:
Moringa is a special plant in the World due to its high nutrition Profile and therapeutic Power to enrich the body with multi-Nutrients and cure of 300 human diseases. Multiple uses and benefits make it highly profitable crop which is used in many Nutracutical Medicines/ Supplements, Cosmetics, Agri Products, Pesticide and Fertilizer. International Market of Moringa Leaves, Moringa Seeds, Moringa Oil and Seed Cake is very high. India, China, Philippine, Malaysia and some African countries are major Moringa producers of the World. Moringa is exported in Asian, Europeans, Russian and Gulf States and India is Supplying 85% of Moringa needs of the World.
Moringa Cultivation for Commercial Projects
Different parts of Moringa are used in different projects for Medicines, Cosmetics, Food, Pesticides and Dairy Feed. All parts of Moringa like Leaves, roots, seeds and stem are can utilize, so Moringa is cultivated commercially mainly for Leaves Productionand Seeds Production.
Moringa Cultivation for Leaves Production:
The most important and nutritious part of Moringa plants are its leaves. Leaves are used in human Food, Cattle Feed, Nutracutical Medicines, Cosmetics, Pesticides and Fertilizer etc. Utilization of Moringa leaves and demand in local and international Market is very High. Pakistan has 5th Populated country of the World having above 22 Million persons who can utilize Moringa as food, Cosmetics and manufacturing of supplements, Moreover Pakistan also has more than 18 Million Livestock population which are kept for Milk and Meat Production and Moringa is highly recommended for livestock due to its perfectly matched nutrition for livestock. International Market for Moringa Leaves demand is also another attractive option for business.
Cultivation Time of Moringa,
Cultivation of Moringa is based from seeds and stems but stems production in many cities are entirely different. Multan, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur etc. has high ratio of stem cultivation but in many other cities stem propagation is very low. Cultivation from seed is effective and affordable in all areas of Pakistan. Moringa needs hot temperature for germination it requires approximately 35 degree for germination so we can cultivate it from May to August when temperature is suitable.
Our Dairy sector is suffering from low yield because of fodder shortage. We are not able to feed our cattle with green fodder round the year. Fodders are normally grown only for 3 to 4 months and after each new fodder cultivationshortage time reduce the dairy milk production or dairy sales. We need to grow those fodders which can give green fodder throughout the year. Cultivation of Moringa as fodder can resolve this issue, because it is perennial plant which gives vegetation all months of the year. It also help to reduce the cost of fodder seed, ploughing . this fodder is great support to those days where green fodders are normally are not available. Farmers can use this fodder by mixing it with silage, Other green fodder, Hay etc.
Malnutrition of Dairy Cattle
2nd major issue which our dairies are facing malnutrition of dairy Milking cattle. Our farmers are not aware for good feed for dairy cattle for high milk production. Concept for the losses of Macro and micro nutrients in dairy feeds is big issue. Our dairy farm Management is not well planned and lack of knowledge for complete feed is also. We mostly were getting few liters of milk due poor feed from our dairy cattle if they can also increase their Yield. Small farmers always focus on leftover crops for milking cattle and could not feed Wanda, minerals or DCP to balance the nutritional deficiency.