Agroforestry will soon become indispensable in order to meet increasing demands for agricultural and timber products. The advantages of agroforestry, which consists of associating tree planting with agricultural crops or livestock breeding, are many:
A well-managed agroforestry project reduces economic, social and environmental risks, generating higher long-term profitability.
The Moringa Fund is an investment company, which funds agroforestry projects out of its own funds in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. The Fund was created in 2013. Its objectives are to provide investors and local communities with returns on investment while improving social and environmental resilience in the territories concerned.
The Fund has also created ATAF (the Agroforestry Technical Assistance Facility) aiming to provide technical assistance to recipient businesses and their network of farmers and local communities.
ONFI has provided the Moringa Fund with technical assistance since its creation. Its missions include:
Through the years, a great variety of crops have been studied according to agroforestry and sylvo-pastoral models, in several countries and on various markets: cocoa, coffee, cashew nuts, palm hearts, tea, manioc, ginger, fruit trees (mango trees, banana trees, lemon trees), coconut, palm oil, pineapple and breeding. These crops are combined with native wood species such as teak, eucalyptus, rubber tree or moringa.
98 potential markets identified;
Afric: Sierra Leone, Kenya, Tanzanie, Nigeria, RDC, Mozambique, Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Togo, Cameroun, Gabon, Ghana, Sénégal, Mali
Latin America : Brésil, Pérou, Colombie, Equateur, Nicaragua
2013 – 2018
Budget : 1 117 243 euros
Partners: CIRAD, ICRAF on some missions
Customer: Moringa Fund and invested projects.
Rapport d’impact 2018 – Moringa
Rapport “Biodiversité & Capital Naturel – Panorama des acteurs français” – Finance for Tomorrow