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:
The project idea is about recycling food wastes generated in homes, markets, restaurants, groceries and hotels into quality and affordable animal feeds. Food waste is collected, sorted, graded and processed into animal feeds. The objective is to ensure animal feed security (in terms of quality, quantity and affordability ) to poor resource poultry and pig smallholder farmers and to improve the enviroment. The project goals are; to increase availability (quality and affordable) animal feed to smallholder farmers; reduce food waste in the environment ; reduce greenhouse gases emission; increase awareness to the community on good waste management practices and creation of more jobs to the community via integrating them in feed production chain. In Tanzania about 8.5 million tonnes of food is wasted annually and about 90 % of food waste is dumped in the environment or in the land fills. Recycling food waste into animal feed is innovative approach which has never practiced ( in Tanzania) that will help; increasing the availability of quality and affordable animal feed ( annual demand of feed in Tanzania is 2.5 million tonnes but only 0.5 million tonnes is produced and sold at high price); reducing food waste dumped in the environment and disposed in land fills ; therefore keeping the environment clean and reducing the emission of Greenhouse gases released by food waste decomposition in the land fills. The business involves training community on good waste management practices and the food waste collectors are employed from the community.This another innovative approach which involves the community to benefit directly to the business. They key activities of the business are; collection of food waste; Processing food waste into animal feed and Marketing it.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The business impact on sustainable development are; Poverty alleviation. Recycled animal feed is of high quality and affordable which lowers the poultry and pig production cost in smallholder farmers . This increase the profit margin of their farming business, thus increasing their incomes; Sustainable clean environment. About 8.5 million tonnes of food waste is generated annually and about 90 percent is disposed in the land fills and the other remaining spoils in open spaces around homes. The recycled feed reduces food waste disposed in landfills and dumped in the environment thus keeping the environment sustain-ably clean ; Creation of jobs. The business employs people in the community who collect food waste; operates machines, does packaging and marketing. This reduces unemployment and joblessness in the community
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Our implementation relies on business to business model .Partners will provide technical staff for environmental issues and training and promotions of our products and services.The organization shall provide technical staff for Management ;operations and Marketing. It shall also pay bills and do the financing and Accounting. The product will reach to consumer through Wholesalers and Retailers. VALUE PREPOSITION: Our value preposition are Quality recycled feed, Affordable feed, Environmental friendly Feed ,Online ordering,;Door to door delivery, Digital payments and Online queries; KEY RESOURCES: We will need people, food waste shredder , sorter and sterilizer, feed dryer, feed grinder and mixer, packaging bags, store, power, water, communication facilities, social networks managers, website administrators, and customer care personnel; CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP:We will interact with our customers by face to face on our premises, via phone contacts and social media interaction; REVENUE SOURCES: The source of revenues are from animal feed sales, Waste collection fees; VALUE OFFERINGS: Our value offerings are Animal feed and waste collection services. The offerings will paid by farmers and individuals from waste is collected; FINANCING SOURCE:From founders capital
Iam 31 years aged, a private veterinary practitioner in Tanzania. Iam a founder of AfriVet Care Tanzania where I train farmers on good farming practices on poultry, rabbit and Fish farming, emphasizing on farming commercialization on the basis of farming high genetically potential animals, feeding high quality and affordable feeds, good housing and adherence to diseases prevention and control measures like bio-security, quarantine and vaccination. After campus, about 4 years now, I have been putting efforts in training farmers on good farming practices emphasizing on how farmers can become commercial. This has been my passion, since I was raised in Agro-pastoral family, this influenced me to study animal related studies so as to be able to solve some challenges in livestock farming. Iam very much interested in livestock farming and agriculture in general and Iam always finding better ways which may increase animal productivity in Tanzania and Africa , for instance finding alternative feeds for animals like pigs and poultry. This alternative feed would lower the feed cost which accounts 60-70 per cent of total production costs. In March 2018, I won a Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Award as one of the best entrepreneur in provision of farming training to farmers in Tanzania