(Business in Cameroon) - Doctor and CEO of “The Moringa Company,” Diana Mfondoum (photo) is the winner of the 2019 edition of Pierre Castel Prize in Cameroon. This Cameroonian created “Moringa Oleifera Lam,” a herbal tea made with Moringa. She tested the effects of the tea on AIDS and malnourished patients and her research works were endorsed, with highest honours, by the University of Yaoundé I.
“Health should be the most widely shared thing between living things. This is why I am committed to actively fighting against most of the plagues still affecting the health of residents, with strong impacts on development. Our aim is to promote the consumption of products made with Moringa around the world,” Diana Mfondoum says. She is the second winner of this prize in Cameroon after Flavien Kouatcha in 2018.
The prize comes with a donation of XAF10 million, coaching and support from the sponsor Jonathan Nyemb. The winner will receive her prize on November 22, 2019, in Abidjan during the international agriculture and animal resources fair SARA 2019.
Initiated by the endowment fund Pierre Castel-Agir pour l’Afrique, Pierre Castel Prize supports and provides financial assistance to projects implemented by young African entrepreneurs in the agriculture, agribusiness, and agro-resources sectors.