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Baca-Villa Productions Co Ltd is Organic Moringa manufacturer at Cambodia. Organic certified for EUR / USDDA / NOP and in preparation of the BRC Global food standards.

Moringa Oleifera extract use as bio-fertilizer during drought

Moringa Oleifera extract use as bio-fertilizer during drought.

Moringa Oleifera extract use as bio-fertilizer during drought.

A biofertilizer (also bio-fertilizer) is a substance which contains living microorganisms which, when applied to seeds, plant surfaces, or soil, colonize the rhizosphere or the interior of the plant and promotes growth by increasing the supply or availability of primary nutrients to the host plant. An extract is a substance made by extracting a part of a raw material.

Moringa leaves extracts can be used to alleviate the adverse effect of water deficit stress. Research has shown that Moringa Oleifera leaves extract offers a solution. 

In dry areas, agriculture is a recurrent problem, water!
Without water, no, low or bad harvest!

Drought caused significant decreases in growth parameters (shoot and root length, fresh and dry weight of shoots and roots) and photosynthetic pigments (chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, carotenoids and total pigments).

Drought is abiotic stress limiting factors of plant growth and yields thus negatively affect production of over 25% of world agriculture. Deficit of soil water caused significant reduction in photochemical activities in some plants, reduction in the activities of enzymes responsible for some processes like respiration, translocation, hormone balance, macro and micro nutrients uptake and metabolism (Rohbakhsh, 2013).

Moringa leaf extract (MLE 30) could trigger the activation of physiological compounds persist in plants to alleviate the oxidative damage causing by drought, leading to improvements in physiological and biochemical aspects for the plant growth under drought conditions.

Moringa oleifera leaves extract (MLE) is the most natural plant growth enhancer, has no cost and enhance the tolerance of plants under different environmental conditions like drought. Drought stress has destructive effect on the content of cytokinin in plant. On the other hand, the high level of zeatin makes Moringa leaves extract (MLE) more effective as a natural compound promoting plant tolerance under stress conditions (Zaki & Rady, 2015).

Inorganic ions such as nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K) have important roles in plant mechanisms. The decline in soil water actually reduces nutrient ions uptake and nutrient transport in plants (Sardans & Penuelas, 2012).The inhibition in nutrient uptake by plants under water stress is related to reduction in transpiration process, impaired active transport and membrane permeability (Tanguilig et al., 1987).

Leaf extract of Moringa Oleifera plants has been reported to be a rich source of many minerals such as Ca, P, Na, Mg, K, Fe and others that can be valorized for nutrition balance in plants (Moyo et al., 2011).

Moringa leaf extract fertilization. Sivakumar & Ponnusami (2011) realized the increased uptake and accumulations of some nutritive elements as N, K, Ca, Mg and P as well as Fe in roots and shoots of several plants by using Moringa leaf extract. MLE is supposed to accelerate the nutrient uptake and translocation through the plant by increasing the root membranes permeability for electrolytes, preventing nutrients fixation and increasing its mobility in soil.

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Results presented in Table, showed that, plant growth parameters (shoot and root length, fresh and dry weights of shoots and roots) of drought stressed Glycine max plants were affected. Data showed that the effect of drought on plant increased according to decreased water hold capacity (60% and 40% hold water capacity). It was decreased significantly with increasing drought stress as compared with control plants. Further, spraying Moringa Oleifera leaf extract (MLE30) alone caused a noticeable improvement in all of mentioned growth parameters compared to untreated plants, indicating the higher efficiency of growth, development in the presence of (MLE30) supplementation.

Conclusion: The present results suggest that Moringa leaf extract (MLE 30) could trigger the activation of physiological compounds persist in plants to alleviate the oxidative damage causing by drought, leading to improvements in physiological and biochemical aspects for the plant growth under drought conditions. Moringa leaves extracts can be used to alleviate the adverse effect of water deficit stress.

The complete research can be read here: Using Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract as a Bio-fertilizer for Drought

Rania S. Hanafy#
Biological and Geological Sciences Department, Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University, 1575 Cairo, Egypt
Egypt. J.Bot. Vol. 57, No.2, pp.281-292 (2017)

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Training Workshop on Food Safety and Quality for SME in Cambodia

Training Workshop on Food Safety and
Quality for SME in Cambodia.

2018, Institute of Technology of Cambodia.

Training Workshop on Food Safety and Quality for SME in Cambodia.

Training Workshop on Food Safety and Quality for SME in Cambodia.

It is important for people to understand how their behavior and activities contribute to the safety of food and how they can decrease the risk of foodborne illness. From processes on the farm to practices in the kitchen, human activities play an important role in food safety.

Food quality is the quality characteristics of food that is acceptable to consumers. This includes external factors as appearance (size, shape, colour, gloss, and consistency), texture, and flavour; factors such as federal grade standards (e.g. of eggs) and internal (chemical, physical, microbial).

More about Food safety and Quality you also can read here more :
http://www.fao.org/food/food-safety-quality/home-page/en/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_safety

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Education & Qualification in the Cambodian Agriculture.

Education farmer’s, technical training employees and GC-MS analyses at the University.

Education and Qualification in the Cambodian Agriculture.

Baca Villa proudly announces the kick-off for a 2-year project in collaboration with the French Pharmaceutical giant, Pierre Fabre.

Education and Qualification in the Cambodian Agriculture address farmer’s education in organic farming and responsible cultivation of plants and herbs for vegetable oil manufacturing.

Establishment of Education Partnerships and Qualification of Supply Chains in the Cambodian Agriculture Sector.

Education and Qualification in the Cambodian Agriculture project is co-funded by the develoPPP.de program that the Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG) implements on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). This developmental program was set up by the BMZ to provide aid to companies in developing and emerging nations through socially responsible investment, funds and professional support, when necessary.

The aim of this project is to set up educational structures, partnerships and appropriate qualifications of supply chains, farmers and technicians in the Cambodian agriculture sector. It also seeks to provide education to local farmers in organic standards and to students, lecturers and technicians in the field of food technology and analysis, to implement internationally recognized environmental and social standards. The achievement of all objectives set over the course of this project, will ensure the creation of jobs for many locals in the agricultural sector of Cambodia. One main measure to achieve the goals is the strategic partnership between private and academic institutions such as Pierre Fabre, Baca Villa and the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC).

With more than 3000m2, Baca Villa, accommodates a state-of-the-art advanced factory in Siem Reap and has been producing organic Moringa food and pressed oil products along with upscale cosmetics, sold to customers around the globe. Baca Villa’s mission is to provide quality organic food supplements, which meet the highest quality standards in organic farming and cultivation of plants and herbs benefiting the company’s customers health and the environment. This collaboration will bring great benefits to both Baca Villa and Pierre Fabre in reaching their goals to further diversify its product range and establish and create a greater long-term consumer base for itself, while Pierre Fabre is seeking to engage in strategic partnership to grow organic herbs and extract oils, which will be used in the manufacturing of their pharmaceutical products, using the highest quality standards. The objectives of this project primarily encompass training and the provision of workshops for the qualification of farmers, technical staff at Baca Villa and the students from the academic partners (ITC), to ensure that Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) are maintained, starting from farming to the final stage of manufacturing. Hence, it is crucial for participants of these trainings to be aware of the requirements of Ecocert Organic Standards and the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety.

Qualification of 100 Farmers:
100 Farmers will be trained in the Ecocert Organic Standard, with the goal of qualifying at least 50 farmers receiving organic certification by Ecocert by the end of the 2-year project.

Qualification of Students:
The workshops, training’s and internship opportunities will cover topics such as: Ecocert Organic Standard, Good Agriculture and Collection Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, as well as sustainable strategies for agroindustry waste and by-products from oil pressing.

Qualification of Technical Staff:
Baca Villa Technical Staff will receive training’s on plant extraction, oil manufacturing process optimization, and sustainable supply chain management.

Project Development and Supervision:
The task of project supervision will be delegated to suPPPort ltd, a sustainability consultancy with many years of experience in the field of develoPPP.de projects.

Education Qualification in the Cambodian Agriculture.

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Effect of Moringa Leaf Extract on Pepper Seed Germination

Effect of Moringa Leaf Extract on Pepper Seed Germination.

Effect of Moringa Leaf Extract on Pepper Seed Germination.

Pepper field at Siem Reap, Cambodia area.

Pepper Seedlings Improvement, Growth, Fruit Yield and its Quality.

Pepper-Siem-Reap-AreaPepper (Capsicum annuum L.) is considering an important fruit vegetable crop belong to family Solanaceae which remembered since more than 6000 years ago (Perry et al., 2007). It is the second most important vegetable in the world after tomato for internal consumption and for export. Pepper fruit is rich in vitamins A and C and contain appreciable quantities of proteins and minerals Temu and Temu (2005) and Olaniyi and Ojetayo (2010).

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Organic Moringa Farm Baca-Villa at Cambodia.

The Moringa leaf extract (MLE) is consider as a natural plant growth regulator where, it is a source of zeatin which it is natural derivative of cytokinin, proteins, vitamins E, phenolics, ascorbates, essential amino acid and several mineral elements, making to putting it as a potential natural growth stimulant, as mentioned by Emongor (2012), Rady et al. (2013), Howladar (2014) and Rady et al. (2015). Other reports have been showed that Moringa extract play as a plant hormone which enhances seed germination, growth and yield of crops. MLE foliar spray improved crop performance, resulting from its role on vigorous plant growth, maintained optimum tissue water status, improved membranes stability, enhanced antioxidant content, as mentioned by Anwar and Bhanger (2003), Nagar et al. (2006) Yasmeen et al. (2012), Yasmeen et Middle East J. Agric. Res., 6(2): 448-463, 2017 ISSN: 2077-4605 449 al. (2013) and Rehman et al. (2014). Continue reading

The advanced of Moringa-Spirulina tablets

The advanced of Moringa-Spirulina tablets.

The advanced of Moringa-Spirulina tablets

Spirulina sprinkles

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Moringa Leaves

A Study proved that the combination of Moringa-Spirulina tablets is more comprehensive nutrition, more balanced proportion of natural nutritional supplement tablets with Moringa Oleifera leaves and Spirulina the two nutrients which have complementary natural food ingredients.

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SILVER DIAMOND FLUORIDE (SDF), a ‘Silver Bullet’ for managing Dental Caries in Cambodia

SILVER DIAMOND FLUORIDE (SDF), a ‘Silver Bullet’ for managing Dental Caries in Cambodia.

Also in Cambodia a lot of good research is done at the Universities.

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SILVER DIAMOND FLUORIDE (SDF), a 'Silver Bullet' for managing Dental Caries in Cambodia.

Partly thanks to the French Embassy and Institute of Technology and partners.
The last few days I have been able to view many new projects during the French-Cambodia research days and you are amazed with what kind of ideas students come, great fun to see.

One of the most outstanding projects, and winner, is SDF (SILVER DIAMMINE FLUORIDE), a ‘SILVER BULLET‘ FOR MANAGING DENTAL CARIES in CAMBODIA.
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Its Moringa-Turmeric harvest time

Its Moringa-Turmeric harvest time

Its Moringa-Turmeric harvest time

Organic Turmeric at Cambodia

The fresh Organic Turmeric harvest is coming now…February/March/April is harvest time, Organic Turmeric from Cambodia. Turmeric is called “rmiet” in Cambodia.

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Freshly harvested Organic Turmeric

What are the Organic Moringa with Organic Turmeric benefits:
An active compound within turmeric is Curcumin “Curcumin is a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent,” said Professor Manohar Garg, director of the nutraceuticals research program at the University of Newcastle.

Because inflammation is linked to a range of chronic conditions and diseases, among them arthritis, Alzheimer’s and heart disease, researchers argue Curcumin could help reduce the risk of those diseases by limiting inflammation in the body……

Moringa is full of healthy micro-nutrients, the many studies and proofs are an example of this.

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Organic Turmeric-with Organic Moringa Leaves Tea

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Moringa trends 2018, the new food trends

Moringa trends 2018, the new food trends…

Moringa trends 2018, the new food trends

(Butterflies like Moringa)

Moringa is more potent than turmeric.

Dr. Carrie Waterman from the University of California at Davis has been studying Moringa for several years and published a report last summer comparing the anti-inflammatory properties of Moringa to those of turmeric and found that Moringa is more potent than turmeric. https://www.today.com/food/healthy-food-trends-2018-t120107

Growing more trees like Moringa can be called a game changer by an individual towards saving humanity.

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Moringa 2017-2018

Moringa 2017-2018

When our new factory is complete finished a newer, more nice picture is coming….

Moringa 2017-2018

The Moringa year 2017 is almost over, what has happened a lot.

With all the up and downs a good year.

-Much invested in expansion …
-We have done a lot of research …

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Our New automatic controlled temperature Cold Press Oil Expelled machine for the finest Oil

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High Capacity Powder machine for the highest quality

Much invested in expansion: new more advanced machines, expansion capacity, include a new state of the art “Full automatic controlled temperature, air and humidity drying machine”. More ha organic Moringa trees, implements BRC food safety certification, fair trade and more education to farmers in the field of organically ecologically responsible farming, agricultural machinery and our own machines technique / maintenance and repair and quality improvement of processes.

We have done a lot of research: in different areas this year 2017 together with our quality team and thank the students of the HAS University of the Netherlands and ISTOM of France who have made a great contribution to this, where we can offer our customers a clear higher standard.

We thank all our customers for their trust.

Looking forward, the Moringa year 2018 looks good.

2018 will be dominated by a lot of education:
-to our existing and new farmers
-A technical knowledge extension on the farm and in our factory
-Quality improvement in all areas.
And therefore BRC Food safety certification and Fair Trade stand for 2018.

Moringa 2017-2018: We are ready for 2018!
We wish everyone happy holidays and a very good and healthy 2018 and we hope to see you again in 2018.

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Route to our new location…

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The art of drying Moringa leaves

The art of drying Moringa leaves

The art of drying Moringa leaves

We researched many years how to dry Moringa leaves, now we know more…

We have ever started drying leaves outside because we didn’t know better ….

Then from washing machine dryers to gas dryers, layer dryers to automated dry machines with temperature, air and moisture control. We have learned a lot to where we are now and we learn every day. There is only one way, testing, testing and testing until you have achieved the desired result …. but test on which?

Customers like long shelf life, beautiful green color leaves (powder), tasty taste and high nutritional value for a reasonable price.

What does the customer want or demands?
You can test for long shelf life, you can test for nutritional value, you can test on beautiful color, taste or test on a nice average …

There have been several studies on the drying of Moringa leaves, which we are all very pleased with, because there are lots of things to learn, but there should be more, we can use so much information.
But you have to do it yourself, self-learning and self-knowledge and exploit its capabilities and optimize, only then are you able to each specific customer requirement.

So we start testing with different drying machines, different times, different temperatures, constant humidity measurement, nutritional value, taste, color, shelf life and cost price of any final product.

This is your Moringa end product.

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If there are people wondering why we don’t report the results here, I do not mind if some things are copied but I’ve been working on it for a long time and still working on it …..

If you have questions regarding this article, please let me know.

Till the next time,
Kind regards, Jan

*) ps : I have left the testing of Chemical characteristics out of this, because I think it is obvious that products are being tested and controlled when making food.

Moringa at Cambodia is coming