Welcom to Moringa Propagation Kfar Haim
Welcome to the Moringa Propagation company on this site you will learn about the Moringa plant and its wonders. Moringa Propagation company, makes every effort to disseminate and raise awareness about the Moringa Oleifera & the rest of the Species
The company’s goal is to propagate the Moringa tree and raise awareness of the benefits its intensive cultivation can provide to human nutrition and health and enable reducing the areas of rural crops throughout the world, leaving more land for nature.
Sounds odd? We will try to explain.
In high-density and tropical conditions, with fertilization and irrigation, Moringa can produce approximately 600 metric ton leaves and stems per hectare a year (see article by Foidl, Makkar and Becker: 2001, in this website). It is doubted whether there exists another such plant that can produce as much quality food. The main food crops prevailing today, such as rice, wheat, barley, potato, casava, yam, corn, sorghum, etc., produce significantly lesser yields, from which most of them are of relatively low-quality nutrition. Changes in the agricultural and dietary practice by intensively growing Moringa and using Moringa in our daily menus will be able in time, to allow the utilization of smaller areas for agricultural purposes and hence allocate more lands for nature reservation.
In Nicaragua, with its tropical climate, a method of dense cultivation for Moringa was developed using irrigation and fertilization. Seeding was performed at a density of 10 cm x 10 cm, i.e. 1,000,000 trees per hectare. Such density is typically suitable for growing grains. Harvesting was performed every 30-40 days. The average annual production over a four-year cultivation period was 580 metric ton leaves and stems per hectare a year. This data was so great that the need arose to verify it. Primary dense growing trials were conducted in the center and south of Israel but did not replicate the data; therefore, in 2006 exploration was made in the south of India to test the feasibility of producing such high yield in tropical conditions. In a farm located in the area of Madurai in Tamil Nadu, India, about tenth a hectare field was seeded and a number of square meters were sampled 45, 60 and 76 days after seeding. The field was irrigated using a flooding method and the crop growth in the plot of land was not homogenous. The samples collected after 76 days showed that in the best areas 5.5 kg leaves and stems were harvested in one square meter. This verified that Moringa has the potential of an extremely high yield.
Farmers were approached to cultivate Moringa, however, only a few accepted the challenge. It was therefore decided to set up a pilot project to demonstrate the commercial viability in growing Moringa as an organic crop. This was achieved by a company registered in 2008 that farmed in the village Kefar Hayyim in Hefer Valley
The cultivation of Moringa is continually promoted and help is available for those who share this interest. Visits to Kefar Haim can be organized which provide the opportunity for people interested in seeing and learning about the crop. People who are interested in growing a Moringa tree by themselves, in their yard or in a pot, may send a prepaid self-addressed envelope. This will be returned with 5 Moringa seeds and instructions on how to grow the tree.
In a number of agricultural schools, such as Caduri, Ein Shemer, Maagan Michael, Ben Shemen and Shuval, students study and explore the Moringa tree for their final projects. Perhaps these will urge more university researchers to concentrate more on the potential of this plant. A primary goal today is to develop an industrialized growing method, as manual work in Israel is very expensive; and for the cultivation to be economic, it must be automated. Due to its climatic conditions, Moringa is barely known in any of the developed countries. There are very few places where Moringa can grow as a perennial plant. However, if Moringa was grown intensively, for example, in the southern United States or Australia, and a Western market for its produce was developed , this would urge the third-world countries to grow this tree for both consumption and export. Moreover, growing Moringa as a seasonal plant during the hot summer months may be economic.
To promote Moringa, specialized books are offered for sale; articles (including translated ones) are uploaded to the website; a users’ manual on how to use the plant is provided in a form of recipes for making at home; and in addition, Moringa products, such as leaf powder and soap bars are offered for sale.
Our main goal is to supply best quality moringa. No pesticides even these that allowed to use in organic farming, fresh and with best service.