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DAVAO CITY - Mindanao Development Chairman (MinDA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol gave packets of Moringa seeds to Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte Mayor Rommel Arnado on Wednesday (January 15), for propagation in his town.
As part of the advocacy of MinDA, the purpose of the project is to raise the food source of ordinary households through vegetable growing.
“Moringa or "malunggay" is a common vegetable which have earned much attention making it into herbal medicines or ingredient to the Pinoy’s favorite salted bread “pandesal”.
According to the secretary, it has also been used as leafy vegetables in the Philippines, especially among Visayans.
“During typhoons, the Visayans would really make sure that Moringa trees are not toppled because of its nutritional value, " Piñol said.
He also added that he promoted the planting of Malunggay in their backyard for the consumption of farm families.
"Aside from food value, the Moringa can also help those raising goats and poultry,” he explained, adding that, hammered Moringa leaves mixed with feeds could improve its growth and milk productio
During the MinDA Water Supply and Livelihood Orientation Program in Iligan City, Piñol distributed packets of Moringa seeds to the attendees in a hope to improve nutrition of household food consumption.
“The seeds actually came from my Fil-Am friend, Rocky French, who has incorporated Moringa and "Lupo" in his feed formulation for his Tilapia production in Coachella Valley, Southern California” explains Piñol.
“I will be giving out packets of Moringa seeds to the municipal agriculturists of Lanao del Sur”, said Piñol adding that “they will be asked to develop a seed production garden in their towns so that the planting of Moringa could be cascaded down to the villages," he further added.