Become a Member

You are most welcome to our meetings every 4th Friday of the month at 200-400 PM at our office – PITAHC building,G/F PITAHC Bldg. East Avenue Medical Center East Ave, Quezon City 1104 Philippines. The condominium is walking distance from Meralco cor Ortigas Ave, but your vehicle can park in open spaces around the building for a small fee. If you would like to partner with us over the long term, please join us at these minimal fees:

P 1000 per year – Individual member (an individual moringa farmer, enthusiast or advocate with no registered business)

P 12,000 per year – Institutional member (a registered moringa company, processor, manufacturer or business entity)

P 12,000 per year – Associational member (a registered group, association, cooperative, federation, etc)

any amount per year – Sustaining member (a partner donor, individual, company, business organization or agency without direct link to or benefit from the moringa value chain)


Board of Trustees

Members of the MPFI Board (2014)

Chairman of the Board: Armando "Andy" C. Lugtu

President: Ma. Elena "Bing" Primicias- van Tooren

Vice President: Zonito Torrevillas-Tamase

Secretary: Rex Malabanan

Treasurer: Genara  Matsuoka

Arturo Domingo
Roland Nicolo Petisme

Founding Chair: Dr. Bernadette E. Arellano

Roadmap of MPFI, Approved by MPFI BOARD and Presented to NAFC

This is a proposal for one item of the agenda to be discussed during the forthcoming mpfi regular board meeting feb 15 at mpfi office:

1. To be the model organization in promoting medicinal herbs such as Moringa by:
a. Forming linkages with other organizations such as the GOCC's like PITAHC and TRC
b. Making an inventory of existing moringa farms, potential farms, processing plants,etc.
c. Seeking technical support from other herbal companies for GMP such as the worldclass privately owned Herbanext
d. Making mpfi's presence known to big pharma companies such as Pascual and Unilab for mpfi as possible raw material provider

2. To formulate steps for planning strategy:
a. Read my dissertation on the information exchange system on Moringa and other books on moringa as a good start for levelling off
b. Ocular visit to processing plants of PITAHC and TRC for possible toll manufacturing agreement
c. Identify areas for mass production of moringa and interested farm leaders
d. Invite participants to moringa congresses to increase mpfi membership thru the web
e. From membership of cross section of society, create a good management information system

3. Organize a well meaning 5th Moringa Congress significantly appreciated by the stakeholders and support organizations:
a. Employ a good accounting firm such as USand A and administration office staff
b. Internal checklist on updated requirements submission of MPFI to SEC, BIR, CDA, FDA,etc.
c. Inquiry on Japanese, US and Canada FDA,Kosher standards for possible export activities
d. Secure continuous supply of planting materials and other farm inputs for organic GAP

What We Do?

2012 Action Plans

1. Scientific Studies, information campaign

Set-up a Moringa library/ information database from government and private sources
Publish a Moringa primer/ fact sheet to arrest public misconceptions
Set-up a Moringa website/ virtual public entry point to MPFI services and moringa resources

2. Pilot project proposals submitted for funding

Moringa nursery, P100,000-200,000 per hectare funding for farmers
Plantation-to-processing package, P3M-5M funding for manufacturers
Moringa nationwide feeding program for public school children, in partnership with DepEd

3. Good Agricultural/ Mfg Practices (GAP/GMP)

Produce a GAP manual of procedures; organic
GAP training with partner institutions/ agencies
GMP training with partner institutions/ agencies

4. Internal/ organizational and institutional development

Set-up an administration office; publish an official brochure containing the MPFI list of services/ fees
Implement an intensive Membership campaign
Develop and conduct a continuing fund-raising activities (ways and means)

5. External/ public concerns

Establish standards for moringa products/ processes
Research and development, write position paper: “Moringa, as national vegetable”
Host yearly Moringa Congress, Nov. 15-16, 2012