While working with farming communities in rural Ghana, co-founders Kwami and Emily were inspired by super-crop known locally as ‘the miracle tree,’ ‘the never-die tree,’ or just – moringa. Aid organizations had spread these moringa trees throughout rural communities in Ghana, explaining that the leaves and seeds were valuable and nutritious. Without connections to a market, however, the fast growing moringa tree became a nuisance in farmers’ backyards and the seeds from the tree left to rot or fed to the animals. Kwami and Emily set about creating a supply chain to connect farmers to conscious consumers and introduce the world to moringa.
We provide a dedicated agricultural extension officer, training, organic seeds and fertilizer, and financing as needed to enable over 5000 small farmers throughout Ghana to kickstart their moringa farms. Most importantly, we provide a guaranteed market for the leaves and seeds they produce.
After purchasing seeds and leaves at a fair price from our farmers, we bring them to our centralized processing center in Accra, Ghana. We use technologies and systems we have designed in-house and tailored specifically to moringa oil and powder production. We process our moringa seeds and leaves in-country, adding value and creating jobs locally. We conduct analyses of our oil and powder to ensure each batch meets our high quality standards.