The Philippines is an archipelago with more than 7000 islands, making it one of the most ideal places on earth for biodiversity to thrive. You have agricultural products up there in the top 10 exports of the country, simply because it is known to produce some of the world’s highest quality farm goods from fruits, nuts, to vegetables, thanks to its naturally fertile soil, agricultural expertise, and increasing government commitment. Fast-emerging industry The production of Moringa Oleifera, locally known as “malunggay” is seen as one of the fast emerging industries in the country. The last 10 years has seen different...
What is especially unique about Philippine Moringa is that it thrives in one of 18 mega-biodiverse countries of the world. The Philippines contains two-thirds of the earth’s biodiversity and between 70% and 80% of the world’s plant and animal species according to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Moringa Oleifera is endemic to the Philippines and grows in almost any place where it is planted, thanks to ideal agricultural conditions such as the country’s rich soil and alternately sunny and rainy weather that exposes the plant to what is needs most. According to the book Moringa: Malunggay Philippines by Luis Villafuerte...