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February 28, 2015
Deadline for abstract submission

May 31, 2015
Deadline for abstract acceptance

July 15, 2015
Deadline for early-rate registration

October 30, 2015
Deadline for Registration

December 30, 2015
Deadline for full paper submission

November 15-18, 2015


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Call for Papers

The symposium aims to encourage the sustainable improvement of Moringa production, market access, promotion and consumption for health and vitality, industry profitability, and competitiveness in international trade.
Prospective participants are invited to submit abstracts for papers on the following topic areas:

Session 1: Botany and Germplasm

Topics: Ethnobotany and Germplasm
  • Taxonomy
  • Biodiversity
  • Breeding, varietal evaluation and improvement
  • Ecological adaptation
  • Seed and plant propagation

Session 2: Production Technology & Agroecosystem

Topics: Tree Crop Management
  • Climate and soil
  • Cropping systems and production economics
  • Integrated crop management with focus on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
  • Low-input organic production
  • Harvesting, postharvest and processing
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

Session 3: Nutrition and Health

Topics: Nutritional Benefits and Medicinal Properties
  • Moringa in traditional and alternative medicine
  • Clinical studies on health benefits of Moringa
  • Nutritional studies for improved health
  • Nutritional quality of Moringa plant parts (leaf, fruit/pod, seed, root, flower)
  • Moringa nutrition and health products in the market
  • Food safety

Session 4: Industrial Uses of Moringa

Topics: Commercial and Industrial Utilization
  • Moringa in livestock and aquaculture feed industry
  • Moringa as an alternative energy source (biofuel)
  • Water treatment and clarification
  • Moringa in cosmetics industry

Session 5: Cross-Commodity/Sectoral Issues

Topics: The Role of Moringa in Food Security and Poverty Alleviation
  • Farmer participation and community livelihood development
  • Moringa and climate change
  • Urban and peri-urban horticulture
  • Ecological sanitation
  • Disaster risk management
  • Organic Moringa production
  • Market, quality standards and international trade
  • Microfinancing