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"The Moringa Tree" team has been involved in the commercial production of Moringa since 2006. We specialize in the development of business plans and the roll out of profitable and sustainable commercial projects for the production of Moringa oleifera for bio-fuel and other products in African countries. We work from a conservative and responsible point of view and favour an integrated farming system with the production of both primary and secondary moringa products and by thus reducing risk to the minimum and optimizing the potential for long term success.
The team and projects
Mr DR du Toit ( BSc (Agric) Plant Production, BSc (Agric) Hons Horticulture and B Hons Institutionis Agrariae) is an agronomist and horticulturist. He has 25 years experience in the set-up and management of commercial nursery greenhouse operations and horticultural consultancy. Recent bio-fuel and food security projects that Mr du Toit has been involved in, include:
2005: Production of 100 000 saplings (Moringa oleifera & Pappea capensis) for Mafikeng Bio-diesel Company
2007: Feasibility study: Preliminary design and management proposal for the East Caprivi Irrigated Biodiesel Project. By Agro-Projects Dev. (N.Y) L.P (Israel) under Dr D Dvoskin for LL Biofuel Plt. Windhoek Namibia. The study included Biodiesel market analysis, assessment of proposed irrigated project area, assessment of potential crops (including moringa), initial investment costs, design of water delivery system and irrigation design, crop production systems including nursery set-up, economic and financial analysis including short and long term crop budget models, socio-economic impact and final business plan. The final report as well as recommendations are confidential and the property of LL Bio-fuels.
2008: Assessment of potential for Biofuel and production of Other Crops in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Submitted to Mei Golan, Navon- Levi Group (Israel) by Dr D Dvoskin and D.R. du Toit on behalf of Agro- Projects Dev. (N.Y) L.P (Israel).
In this study the potential for bio-fuel feedstock and other food crop production was examined for 3 areas in the Katanga province, DRK. The study included the assessment of current infrastructure, survey of production areas, soil sampling, assessment of water availability and quality for irrigation from the Congo River and other sources, current socio-economic conditions and potential impact. Recommendations of the report included potential investment into infrastructure, agriculture production systems, crop budget models, post harvest and industrial processing. The final report is confidential and the property of Mei Golan, Navon-Levi Group Israel.
2011: The Business Plan Model. Establishment and commercialization of Moringa crops for poverty alleviation, job creation, food security and bio-fuel production in proposed sites in Gauteng Province. Compiled for the Innovation Hub 2011. Part of team and responsible for on farm cost and development of economic model for the production system. The final report is confidential.
2013: Consultation, Economic Model supply and Nursery design for Moringa production on 3 sites in the Limpopo Province, South Africa for TTO Climate. The Main purpose of the projects include poverty and climate mitigation as well as a Carbon credit aspect.
Our Gauteng based production facilities specializes in bulk commercial production of Moringa plants for moringa projects. We have supplied moringa seedling, from our Gauteng based production operation, to various projects including the Mafikeng Bio-fuel project and the Molloto Moringa Project. With our growing operations we realized that all thought Moringa germinates easy, it is in actual fact difficult to produce quality field ready plants in bags. During years of scientific testing and development we have developed seedling production protocols that guarantee quality field ready seedlings in budget. This protocol includes the design and development of the “Moringa bag" that insures adequate drainage, root development, optimal growth and easy of handling at an economical rate. Other aspects of the protocol include plant protection and fertilization- dosing and spray programs. This protocol insures that we can commercially produce quality seedlings for our clients at the lowest cost thus bringing in projects with in budget.