Thursday, August 26, 2010

Moringa and Cookstoves

More Moringa!
I’ve been planting like crazy. Right now a lot of families are suffering food security wise as well as nutrition. I’m trying to help at least for next year to have that be less by planting more now. There have been some difficulties getting Moringa to transplant from a bag into a new spot but direct seeding has been good. Anyways, I’m planting away here and hoping for some improvement.

Lets get cooking:
Recently helped make 2 mud stoves and repair a manufactured mud stove. They are really easy to make and reduce the amount of firewood villagers use to 1/3 the former amount. Since its free for them to make (they already have the materials available) a lot of people were interested to see what we were doing and are waiting to see how well they work once they are fully dry. Lets hope they are perfect and people start implementing them, saves their money and forest.

I am still waiting to start lemur research but my contact has been out of town recently. If something exciting happens I’ll let you all know.


  1. I will hopefully be doing some work with Moringa too! we had a quick presentation by an EA volunteer on how we can use it as health volunteers. Seems like quite the miracle plant.

  2. Seems that there is a pretty big push on this. I am a RPCV (Honduras 70-72) and now doing some volunteer consulting work through FtF. Next assignment will be in Niger on the processing and marketing of Moringa, for farmers looking to have some income in one of the poorest countries in the world. Any information any reader has on this would be appreciated:

  3. Hey Alison!
    I am so proud of you . . . you are truly making a difference in the lives of many. May your journey be filled with much love and laughter.
    Mrs. Mjoen