But there is some good news as well. A project promoting the cultivation of Moringa, a tree whose leaves and seeds are rich in vegetable protein, minerals and vitamins, is helping to abate the malnutrition crisis.
“The cultivation and production of Moringa at the local level in Yagoua and other towns in the Far North is bearing excellent results,” says Dr Ntamnia Grace, who works at the local Yagoua hospital. Data from the hospital show that over 5,000 malnourished children treated with a teaspoonful of Moringa powder every day for three months regained strength and weight.
The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) says that Moringa leaves are rich in protein, vitamins A, B