Smart Poultry Farming to Achieve Urban Food Security
Explain your project in details:
Agriculture in Ethiopia is the foundation of the country's economy, accounting for half of gross domestic product (GDP), 83.9% of exports, and 80% of total employment. But this is limited to the rural area. People considers farming in city is difficult. This project is effective Poultry Farming in very small area to achieve food security for low income citizens specially in city , as practically demonstrated in my home it can earn 1200 ETB (52 US dollar) per day. The detail specification of the project includes, Area (9 meter x 3 meter) Number of hens 250 With 3 section house With egg incubator With egg incubator with egg incubator With Egg and hen meat delivering shop Simple AC system The project has two major objectives, 1.To reduce unemployment and poverty which solves the society problem and helps to start personal and group business for Many Ethiopian youths on city agricultural sector. Also it have socioeconomic & Environmental benefits to improve food security for the society of other African countries. 2. To enhance agricultural centralization to everywhere, in fact urban farming has the ability to dramatically enhance economic growth, increase food quality, and build healthier communities. The project has two major objectives, 1, To reduce unemployment and poverty which solves the society problem and helps to start personal and group business for Many Ethiopian youths on city agricultural sector. Also it have Socioeconomic & Environmental benefits to improve food security for the society of other African countries. 2, To enhance agricultural centralization to everywhere ,in fact urban farming has the ability to dramatically enhance economic growth, increase food quality, and build healthier communities.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Advantage and Market opportunity Strategic positioning; Projects is located in urban Areas where more customers are located and transportation of poultry products can be done within few minutes to the market. So demand will be fulfilled on time, cost resulted from transportation and post-harvest lost will be minimized. Land availability; smart poultry farming needs small area (9 meter x 3 meter) it is more effective urban farming. Hens food availability; the projects includes small crusher which is used to prepare necessary foods for poultry farming based on research and standards to deliver quality products. Availability of Customer; since the project is located in urban areas every shop, hotels, restaurants, university and collage cafeterias customs huge amount of eggs and hen meats. So this project have high demand because of its high customer availability and good quality products. Global achievement; In fact urban farming has the ability to dramatically enhance economic growth, increase food quality, and build healthier communities. So this project helps to start simple business for low income unemployed citizens which have socioeconomic and environmental benefits to improve food security of the society.
Sustainability and future plans
Description of Business Model The business concept for the project involves delivering eggs and hen meats (poultry farming) to the demanded customer in Ethiopia urban areas. Quality poultry farm inputs such as hen food crusher, medical treatment, recommended AC system, incubator etc... Will be used. Based on the technology applied, the organization aims at producing quality eggs and meats targeting local and international hotels, Super markets, egg and meat processing companies, restaurants, university and collage cafeterias and personal consumers on all urban sectors. Packaging will be done in accordance to customers preferences. For example, international Hotels and super markets require packaging in small mesh bags while regional and local markets require large boxes/crates about 15kg for eggs and others. The targeted market segments include traders, and wholesalers in the markets. To facilitate easily transportation to the market the organization will hire trucks to avoid middle men costs. Financing Source There numbers of sources of financial that will assist the sustainability of Project. These sources are; Donations Plans for Future Growth Having poultry market center for every site projects in 2022 To expand markets in surrounding African countries To exports products To engage in exporting poultry products.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am 25 years old, I have BSC Mechanical Engineering from Mekelle University Ethiopia, with 2 years work experience in research and Development Company with the role of Mechanical Engineer. My contribution to this company design and simulation of mechanical systems. I am familiar with design analysis and simulation of indirect drive electric generators. I am currently skilled on the following fields: * Mechanical Vibration modal analysis and simulation with Ansys * Fluid flow simulation with Ansys CFX and Fluent. * Structural design analysis and simulation with Ansys * Thermal system design and analysis with Ansys * Meshing and simulation with Ansys * Preparing 3D and 2D manufacturing drawings using Pro-Engineer. Recently I was successful in accomplishing a design and manufacturing task that involved the design, 3D modeling, manufacturing ISO standard 2D print generation and prototype building. I'm highly devoted and passionate on my profession and am also certified ProNet Ethiopia Entrepreneurship. Currently am doing smart poultry farming private project to achieve urban food security in addition to my job.