Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Explain your idea in details:
Smart-poultry makes use of wireless sensor network(WSN) to detect every variable which include assesment of weather/climate change in the poultry and also partial health status of the birds(e.g locomotion sensor which could be used to study the birds' movement which in turn can detect if there's an issue with a bird) etc . It gives room for necessary adjustment in the poultry such as turning of heater for the chicks when the temperature falls below the threshold, burglar's alarm turning on when the security of the poultry is breached by either man or animals(rodents and snakes), alerting of the farm owner if there's a fault with the bird through the locomotion sensor etc. Apart from the fact that it uses wireless sensor network(WSN), the poultry litters can be used as a very good source of organic manure to plants as it is rich in the important nutrients needed for plant growth. Poultry litters can also be used as the major constituent material for generation of electricity through BIOGAS, which is a source of renewable energy and not a threat to the depletion of Ozone layer. Productive layer birds will be kept for eggs which is a good source of protein which is needed for body growth especially for kids. Unproductive layer birds and broilers can be sold for meat(chicken) which is also a good source of protein. Oil can also be extracted from poultry through chicken fat. Another major side attraction is the use of poultry manure as a supplementary feed for fish ponds. Also, there is the use of feathers for the production of pillows and fans which is also capable of generating income to poultry farmers. The good thing about this idea is that it's not limited to poultry. It can also be used in other areas of farming. E.g rabbitery.etc
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
This idea touches more than 70% of the United Nations' sustainable developent goals. How? If this idea can be adopted by farmers, i can assure that more income is going to be earn by such farm. It provide a good source of quality meal which is necessary for body, cell and tissue growth. The issue of pollution is also treated due to the fact that the waste is been converted to a source of electricity (renewable source of energy) which should not encourage the depletion of ozone layer. Poultry manure can also be used as a supplementary feed for fish ponds. Lastly, Poultry has no GENDER LIMITATION.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Firstly, i plan on working with Agricultural extention officers to disseminate this idea to farmers even in remote areas and also with First bank of Nigeria insurance, a platform created for long term saving of money. I have ensured that i save #10000 monthly which will span for a period of 1 year. I also contacted a land dealer and he assured me that he'll lease 2 plots of land to me for 5 years. Through social media, i have shown interest in working with a partner and hopefully people would start showing up.
Oguntade Jubril Olajide is a 21 year old Nigerian. A 4th year student of the department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. He's originally from Ogun State but migrated to Osun State in 2013 for academic pursuit. Earlier this year, he joined a research group headed by a lecturer in his department Dr A.A Fisusi and during this period he researched on precision agriculture and Wireless Sensor Network which he later linked with poultry to give the best poultry output.