Plant moringa trees

2016-05-04 06:00

THANK you so much to the Wildlands Trust for planning to plant a million trees in this province over a given period.

This will help alleviate resources in rural areas, as well as create much-needed jobs.

Please can the Wildlands Trust consider planting moringa trees near villages as well. Although they are not indigenous, they grow everywhere­ south of the equator, especially where there is food scarcity.

If adults and children in rural areas­ are hungry, they pick moringa leaves and eat them raw because they are highly nutritious and will help stave off starvation and increase brain development in needy communities.

The agricultural faculty at UKZN is running a pilot project with moringa trees to stave off hunger in the Tugela Ferry area.


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