MORINGA: AN INDIGENOUS MINOR VEGETABLE CAN PLAY A GREAT ROLE IN NUTRITION AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN NORTH WESTERN REGION OF BANGLADESH
Drumstick (Moringa sp.) is one of the worlds most beneficial trees. This fast growing plant is grown throughout the tropics for human food, medicine, livestock forage, dye and water purification. It can easily be grown in the homestead and along the roadsides. The climate of Bangladesh fits pretty well for growing Moringa. The leaves and fruits of moringa contain high amount of beta-carotene, protein, vitamin C and iron. Research showed that both the Moringa species, M. oleifera and M. stenopetala, are most widely cultivated in Bangladesh and are well adapted to Northwestern region. Malnutrition is a serious public health problem in the hunger prone Northwestern region of Bangladesh where Moringa can play a vital role to meet nutritional deficiency as well as to help to alleviate poverty.
Rahim, M.A., Masud Anwar, H.R.M., Alam, M.S., Sarker, B.C. and Kabir, M.A. (2007). MORINGA: AN INDIGENOUS MINOR VEGETABLE CAN PLAY A GREAT ROLE IN NUTRITION AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN NORTH WESTERN REGION OF BANGLADESH. Acta Hortic. 752, 525-526
Drumstick, nutritional deficiency, poverty