We collaborate on the ground with small-medium holder farmers across the south of India and the foothills of Darjeeling, with whom we work to grow and harvest the produce of the Moringa Oleifera tree.
Our small-medium farmer holders usually own land from 2-10 acres and in most cases do not have the funds and know to translate raw materials into end consumer goods. Our work at the post-harvest level empowers our farmer communities with techniques and machinery and most importantly, equity, as they start to own more of their supply chain. We also enable testing from soil to end product, ensuring quality.
Combining our farmer families generational knowledge and know how on growing techniques and harvest cycles with our post-harvest intervention is how we seek to continue to add value to the supply chains, all the while growing our small-holder farmer collective, one farmer family at a time. Our partnership with UNDP Singapore to apply our Moringa based supply chains to tackle agricultural challenges and food security in various countries is a testament to our work on the ground.
Alternatively, we believe the potential of the nutrient dense leaves of the Moringa Oleifera tree to effectively tackle malnutrition is unending.
A single seed planted in every household that has limited or no access to basic nutrition, provides each of the families access to 2 times the Protein of Yogurt, 7 times the Vitamin C of Oranges, 3 times the Potassium of Bananas, 4 times the Vitamin A of Carrots and 4 times the Calcium of Milk on a gram-for-gram comparison with Moringa leaves*.
We have taken baby steps towards ensuring access to knowledge of the benefits of Moringa Oleifera within the local small holder farmer community, which we believe is key to spreading the word and realizing the potential of this tree.