Conference workshop: 10 November 2019
Time: 13:00-18:10

Workshop theme: Unlocking Moringa market access


Speakers and panel team




Finger Lunch








Mr Cyril Lombard

Synopsis of Moringa industry in SA: challenges and opportunities


Dr Irene M Chimoga

Status of Moringa industry in Zambia: lessons learnt


Dr Newton Amaglo

Establishment of good Moringa practices in Ghana: lesson learnt


Dr Chamunorwa Togo

Product developments and market access


Dr Hlupheka Chabalala

Government role is supporting Moringa sector


Panel discussion
(Mr Lombard, Mr Nyambe,
Dr Amaglo, Dr Togo, Dr Chabalala,
Mr Ulrich, Mr Coetsee)  and audience participation

All aspect of presentations and any issues related to Moringa market access

16:30 - 16:45 


Tea and snacks

16:45 – 17:45

Panel discussion on challenges and opportunities of organizing effective National Moringa Associations

Prof Mowa


Mr Rene Munya

Closing remarks




Bibliography of some of the speakers

Mr Cyril Lombard


Mr. Lombard is currently an independent consultant focussing on the biotrade concept and proposal development. He has more than 30 years of experience in the natural products industry with successful global market launches. He was previously involved at Phyto Trade Africa, where he acted as head of market development and head of R&D, assisting members of the Southern African natural Products Trade Association to develop multiple industry partnerships as well as supporting members and collaborators on navigating intellectual property issues and global regulatory barriers. He later acted as the CEO of Phyto Trade Africa with participation in multiple task teams and advisory groups as well as serving on the board of directors of the Union for Ethical Biotrade.





Chamunorwa Togo


Dr Chamunorwa Togo, is a General Manager for Innovation and Industry Development at The Innovation Hub Management Company (TIHMC) overseeing the Bio-economy and smart industry sectors. He has extensive research experience and background in Biotechnology and general life sciences. Amongst some of his areas of interest are bridging the gap between the laboratory and market and commercialisation of indigenous knowledge- based products.


Dr Irene M Chimoga

Dr Irene M Chimoga is currently the Moringa project manager at Rusangu University, Zambia. She is ranked as lecturer 1 in the Rusangu University School of Business. Chimoga is a registered member of the International Management Association in UK,  an associate member of the Zambia Institute of Human Resource (ZIHRM) and a member of the Environmental Association of Zambia. She has more than 34 years of work experience in various corporate and educational organizations.  She was a Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) committee member that compiled the current Moringa standards in Zambia.  She has authored technical journal articles that include: The Effect of Performance Management Systems on Employee turnover in Organizations (2018): Sustainable Innovative Food Preservation for Economic Growth in Monze District, Zambia (2019); the Effect of Mind-set, Information Technology and Course Load Towards E-learning in Higher Education in Zambia, (2019). She has attended various academic conferences that include: Strategies for Commercialization of Moringa in the SADC Region, Lusaka, Zambia; Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) 2017, Maun, Botswana; 4th Annual Research Conference on Rethinking Sustainable Development Goals in Africa: Emerging Trends and Issues atAdventist University of Africa (AUA), 2018. Her position as manager of the Moring project came as a result of Rusangu University realising that the institution had the potential to integrate into sustainable development economy through commercialisation and academic research of Moringa, both locally and internationally. 


Dr Newton Amaglo

Dr Amaglo completed both his MSc and PhD on Moringa and has more than 20 year's of experience in the commercial cultivation and processing of Moringa leaves as well as seed oil processing from Moringa. He has been involved in international projects related to Moringa production in Africa and played an important role in the drafting and establishing of a code of good practices for Ghanaian Moringa industry.


Dr Hlupheka Chabalala


Dr Hlupheka Chabalala is a Director at the Department of Science and Technology responsible for Indigenous knowledge based Technology Innovation. His team has been instrumental in supporting the commercialization of Indigenous plants in the country including Moringa as part of the bio economy strategy.



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