A Moringa Stenopetala Emerges
There are few trees that represent as many products and services like that of the Moringa tree. In Ethiopia, Moringa stenopetala has been grown for many years, eventually having naturalized to the Ethiopian climate and biophysical conditions.
In Konso, as well as other villages and towns in southern Ethiopia, Moringa stenopetala seeds are often sown within a compound when construction of a house begins because it is a major food staple and represents food security for many families. Moringa stenopetala is also frequently planted within crop lands, lending itself to agroforestry, a system in which trees lend themselves to soil stabilization, attraction for bees, and other benefits within a land intended for sustainable crop production.
Moringa Stenopetala Growing Within Konso Cropland
The Leaves and Young Blossoms of Moringa Stenopetala Near Wolkite, Ethiopia
Moringa Seeds and Seed Pod
Moringa stenopetala grows quickly, offers bee forage, adds nitrogen to soil, serves as a source for fuel wood, and can add beauty to the areas that it grows. Moringa stenopetala performs best in sandy, well drained soils within an elevation between 400 and 2,100 meters above sea level .
 Agroforestry Database 4.0 (Orwa et al.2009)
 "The tree that purifies water: Cultivating multipurpose Moringaceae in the Sudan" - FAO Corporate Document Repository