First International Symposium on Moringa
Sixth National Moringa Congress

15-18 November 2015
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Hotel
Manila, Philippines

  • Deadline for full paper submission: DECEMBER 20, 2015

The four-day symposium and congress brought together about 300 junior and senior scientists from around the world to share and discuss the latest advances in research and development for Moringa, the multi-purpose tree, and to promote the sustainability of its production, processing, utilization, marketing and trade as well as consumption for health and vitality, industry profitability and global competitiveness. The program included invited speakers, poster sessions, student/fellow presentations, interactive discussion sessions, and free time for informal interaction with colleagues.

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Session 1: Botany and Germplasm

Ethnobotany and Germplasm
Breeding, varietal evaluation and improvement
Ecological adaptation
Seed and plant propagation

Session 2: Production Technology & Agroecosystem

Tree Crop Management
Climate and soil
Cropping systems and production economics
Integrated crop management with focus on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
Low-input organic production
Harvesting, postharvest and processing
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

Session 3: Nutrition and Health

Nutritional Benefits and Medicinal Properties
Moringa in traditional and alternative medicine
Clinical studies on health benefits of Moringa
Nutritional studies for improved health
Nutritional quality of Moringa plant parts (leaf, fruit/pod, seed, root, flower)
Moringa nutrition and health products in the market
Food safety

Session 4: Industrial Uses of Moringa

Commercial and Industrial Utilization
Moringa in livestock and aquaculture feed industry
Moringa as an alternative energy source (biofuel)
Water treatment and clarification
Moringa in cosmetics industry

Session 5: Cross-Commodity/Sectoral Issues

The Role of Moringa in Food Security and Poverty Alleviation
Farmer participation and community livelihood development
Moringa and climate change
Urban and peri-urban horticulture
Ecological sanitation
Disaster risk management
Organic Moringa production
Market, quality standards and international trade