africops! advises a project by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for multisectoral food security in Cambodia, in short MUSEFO. The project, which is being implemented by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), aims to promote moringa as a dietary supplement for pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under the age of two. Furthermore, it supports the cultivation of moringa trees for a sustainable contribution to nutrient-rich food security in the region.
Our Managing Director Meinolf Kuper has just returned from his trip to Cambodia in his capacity as an advisor for the cultivation and the use of moringa by small-scale farmers. In the capital Phnom Penh, he moderated a workshop for farmers, trainers, members of NGOs and the regional government. Following the workshop, the small farmers are now equipped with the necessary knowledge to plant and harvest moringa trees on their farms.
In addition to the so-called “home-based approach”, the moringa trees will soon be planted in schools and health facilities, where both students and patients can learn how to grow and use moringa as an ingredient in their daily meals.