Technical Tour R600 additional charge
Details of the Technical Tour
The Technical tour of ISM 2019 will entail visitation of Moringa farmers in the Hammanskraal area, outside Pretoria, the Moringa research facility and agro-processing unit at the Agricultural Research Council-Vegetable and Ornamental Plants (ARC-VOP), Roodeplaat, Pretoria and The Innovation Hub
Phedisanang Cooperative (DST Sponsored): The cooperative is owned by three farmers. One of the owners of this cooperative that grows and makes Moringa products is Mr Ernest Tshavhuyo, who is also the former Secretary General of MDASA and MDASA founding member. Phedisanang has a 20 hectare farm and we will visit the 2 ha planting of Moringa. A processing facility is in the process of being established. The cooperative is supported by the Department of Science and Technology among other government funders. Their plant biomass is currently being processed at ARC-VOP facilities and sold to local market. The cooperative working together with University of the Witwatersrand and support from The Innovation Hub is commercialisation a number of Moringa products. The cooperative is thus one of the leaders in Moringa product development in the country working with its partners like University of the Witwatersrand.