International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A
Moringa oleifera: Role of livestock dietary and livelihoods benefits: Current utilization and futures trends
This paper presented summary of recently findings on Moringa oleifera (Mo) role in livestock dietetics and community’s livelihoods in countries akin to Ethiopia. Relevant data were collected, analyzed, discussed, concluded and recommended. Therefore, Mo is known to be fast-growing and high biomass-yield, drought-resistant and multifarious potentials merited tropical forage-tree. Mo is said to be Panacea’ stores vital-nutrients, medicines and phytochemicals to treat more than 300 ailments of human being (Table 3), besides to nourish animals & humans as required level. Mo used to purify water; treat and fertilize soil, living fence, alley-cropping, natural-pesticides, domestic cleaning-agents, and fuel woods. However, Mo and similar forage trees resources have not been utilized to the scope mainly due to lack of awareness, and skills. Accordingly, dietary scarcity, increased medicine costs are most developmental and reemerging challenges in Ethiopia and region. However, favorable environment, huge water- and fertile land resources, increased higher institutions, and socio-economic income growth validated by global market-corridor could be the opportunities to utilize resources mainly in Ethiopia. Therefore, I conclude that this Article create better awareness, knowledge and skills for Mo tree to be utilized as potential means of dietetic, medication, climate change mitigation and commercial commodity; aimed to bridge the gap for livestock’s feeding public livelihoods.