kilifi moringa
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Developing an Oil-based resource among well-familiarized, low-income people is an obvious proposition. Consider Moringa’s additional productivity & success factors:

  1. The Moringa Oleifera leaf is a food source of exceptional nutritional value

  2. Moringa seed contains oil, emerging now as a top-dollar global commodity

  3. The processed ”seed-cake” is a foremost water purification medium

  4. Is a well-understood, ”indigenous” crop, requiring no special inputs.

These factors reveal not just an opportunity for wealth creation; but to ensure food, water, health and economic security among a vast community of rural poor; and drive transformative economic and social multipliers throughout the value chain, including:

Land-use: beyond maize cultivation

Vastly enhanced economic yield from a major asset – Land – currently desultory under the labour intensive, rain-dependent, soil-exhausting and low-yield maize-cultivation regime. At this time maize yield is less than US $40 per acre/year. Moringa cultivation will raise that figure to over US $800 per acre/year.

Local people: gainful employment

The Outgrower and Estate models provide direct, low-demand employment for thousands of overlooked actors, women, retirees, handicapped and vulnerable groups in addition to the able-bodied wage-earners, from casual to skilled/skill-seekers.

Community groups: collective benefits

Model farms can be set up for Schools, Clinics, Women’s and Youth groups, people living with chronic but not disabling illness (e.g. HIV); each Moringa plant a source of cash and nutrition, and a common-purpose to cement social ties and co-operation.

Local Government: stress-relief

Taxation alone will be a major revenue source for local government; but also the reduced demand from a wealthier populace as local people begin self-funding local solutions. A wealthier population is also a more politically measured one. Poverty and unemployment, the root-causes of political volatility, have been credibly addressed.

Revenue diversification counter-balancing volatility in political terrorism-hit areas is a major achievement. In every sense, Moringa is literally, a ”bomb-proof” plan.


Moringa’s success drivers are not just an opportunity to create significant wealth; but to ensure food, water, health and economic security among a vast community of rural poor; and drive transformative social and economic multipliers throughout the value chain.