Moringaling Philippines Foundation, Inc.(mpfi) was founded as an umbrella organization for the promotion of moringa (scientific name of malunggay) with its registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2009 as a non-profit, non-stock corporation. Its incorporators saw the need of reaching out to existing moringa farms to gather basic statistics on moringa which the government could not provide. At present, with the 40 members of mpfi, MPFI have organized yearly moringa congresses in different locations to meet moringa enthusiasts from all over the country and from all walks of life.We now could claim that with mpfi's meager resources (from membership dues) the inventory of moringa farms (total of approximately 50hectares) and more than one million trees existing, mostly planted in Bacolod area and Ilocos region.
MPFI's main objective is to promote the health and wealth benefits derived from the Miracle Tree with the pool of information coming from scientists, universities, and practitioners of moringa. It is thru workshops which are given for free that MPFI could share information on organic gap (good agricultural practice) and organic gmp (good manufacturing practice) of moringa leaves and oil and identify market opportunities for participants. The yearly Moringa Congress is usually held in the month of November after which workshops are scheduled upon request.MPFI is vigorously lobbying for a law declaring Moringa as the National Vegetable and November as the Moringa month.
So far, MPFI members exports about 3 tons a month of moringa powder, short of the demand for it. The 2013 Moringa Congress to be held on Nov 21-22, 2013 at Mimosa Clark,Pampanga will expect to gather those 500 participants who are already in the business and those who are about to venture into moringa as a consumer of products, producer of moringa, and the educators to promote to students the health benefits of moringa. The Keynote Speaker for this year's congress is Dr. Jed Fahey, a world renowned moringa scientist from Johns Hopkins of USA who will share the latest scientific sutdies on moringa.
Everyone is invited to visit moringaling.net to know more about MPFI and its activities and to register for the 2013 Moringa Congress.