Workshop theme: Unlocking Moringa market access
Speakers and panel team
Mr Cyril Lombard
Synopsis of Moringa industry in SA: challenges and opportunities
Mr Ernest Nyambe
Status of Moringa industry in Zambia: lessons learnt
Dr Newton Amaglo
Establishment of good Moringa practices in Ghana: lesson learnt
Dr Chamunorwa Togo
Product developments and market access
Dr Hlupheka Chabalala
Government role is supporting Moringa sector
(Mr Lombard, Mr Nyambe,
Dr Amaglo, Dr Togo, Dr Chabalala,
Mr Ulrich, Mr Coetsee) and audience participation
All aspect of presentations and any issues related to Moringa market access
16:30 - 16:45
Tea and snacks
16:45 – 17:45
Panel discussion on challenges and opportunities of organizing effective National Moringa Associations
Mr Rene Munya
Bibliography of some of the speakers
Mr Cyril Lombard
Mr. Lombard is currently an independent consultant focussing on the biotrade concept and proposal development. He has more than 30 years of experience in the natural products industry with successful global market launches. He was previously involved at Phyto Trade Africa, where he acted as head of market development and head of R&D, assisting members of the Southern African natural Products Trade Association to develop multiple industry partnerships as well as supporting members and collaborators on navigating intellectual property issues and global regulatory barriers. He later acted as the CEO of Phyto Trade Africa with participation in multiple task teams and advisory groups as well as serving on the board of directors of the Union for Ethical Biotrade.
Dr Chamunorwa Togo, is a General Manager for Innovation and Industry Development at The Innovation Hub Management Company (TIHMC) overseeing the Bio-economy and smart industry sectors. He has extensive research experience and background in Biotechnology and general life sciences. Amongst some of his areas of interest are bridging the gap between the laboratory and market and commercialisation of indigenous knowledge- based products.
Mr Ernest W. Nyambe
Mr Nyambe has an MSc from Bolton University and is currently the president of the Moringa Development Association of Zambia (MDAZ). As president of MDAZ he strives to bring together different stakeholders including government and communities to emphasize the importance of Moringa’s health benefits, revenue value and possibility to address unemployment as cash crop. He offers consultancy services and distributes seedlings to set up Moringa fields and he also assists in carrying out research on behalf of his clients. Training and workshops are conducted and business plan and supply chain support are provided.
Dr Amaglo completed both his MSc and PhD on Moringa and has more than 20 year's of experience in the commercial cultivation and processing of Moringa leaves as well as seed oil processing from Moringa. He has been involved in international projects related to Moringa production in Africa and played an important role in the drafting and establishing of a code of good practices for Ghanaian Moringa industry.
Dr Hlupheka Chabalala
Dr Hlupheka Chabalala is a Director at the Department of Science and Technology responsible for Indigenous knowledge based Technology Innovation. His team has been instrumental in supporting the commercialization of Indigenous plants in the country including Moringa as part of the bio economy strategy.
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