Turkey with Moringa

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Peace Corps Benin promotes a few ‘cross-sectoral’ initiatives that overlap the Health, Business, Environment and Education programs we have here. One of the cross-sectoral areas is Moringa. The tree grows throughout the tropics and sub-tropics. Its leaves are extremely nutritious for human consumption and its various parts have a wide variety of other uses including fattening livestock, purifying water, and fertilizing crops. Although known to many people, the tree is somewhat underutilized, and we are encouraged to promote its use. One of my workplaces is a small farm that primarily sells livestock. I always park my bike near the turkey pen. The other day they were using moringa to fatten up the birds.

 

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