Improving health and generating income with the nutritious Moringa tree
Botanic Treasures works with 500 local, smallholder farmers to cultivate the highly nutritious, drought-resistant Moringa tree. Its leaves, fruits and bark are processed into nutritional supplements and fortified foods that are sold locally at franchise stores, nationally by large supermarket chains, and exported abroad.
The enterprise assists in the formation of farming groups and collaborates with them to build collection and processing centers, links farmers with financial services, conducts trainings and workshops on safe agricultural practices, educates on agroforestry, and shares seeds.
By supporting the income generation of over 1,000 individuals across the value chain, improving health via nutritional training and increased access to the nutritional Moringa tree, and contributing to biodiversity and reforestation, Botanic Treasures is advancing the standard of living across whole communities.
Green Belt Movement assists with connecting the enterprise with local farmers and tree growing groups.
Kalro provides research and agronomic support to farmers.
Kiva gives zero interest loans to affiliated smallholder farmers through social lending.
The 2015 SEED Awards in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya are largely supported by the European Union, which is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies.