Best Projects 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category click HERE
Explain your project in details:
AluTyo Integrated Farms is a fully integrated value chain agricultural startup creating value with quality and affordable organic foods. As a start-up into crop production, agro processing, animal husbandry our model focuses on an eco-friendly integrated farming system to addressing food security and malnutrition focusing on sustainable development goals (SDGs) of zero hunger, no poverty, good health and well-being, reduced inequalities, responsible consumption, Decent work & economic growth as well as To identify existing farming systems in specific areas and access their relative viability. , To formulate farming system; a model involving main and allied enterprises for different farming situations, To ensure optional utilization and conservation of available resources and effective recycling of farm residues within a farming system, To maintain sustainable production system without damaging resources/environment and To rise over all profitability of a sustainable farming system by complementing main/allied enterprises with other. AluTyo integrated farms operates innovative sustainable integrated farming system of organic cultivation of maize, high quality peanut vegetable oil and parboiled rice processing which byproducts are use in production of hormone-free high quality organic broilers meat by implementing strictest organic feed quality standards and active promotion. AluTyo farms is working to “make quality food available and affordable for all.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
AluTyo integrated farms aims to be Nigeria’s organic broiler meat, parboiled rice, and vegetable oil production market leader. Naturally, the target market of those who are the end consumer of integrated farm produce and also those who benefits from the business value chain of the agriculture industry is all encompassing; it is far-reaching. Every household consumes produce from integrated farms be it grains, vegetable oil, rice, poultries (eggs and meat) etc. AluTyo integrated farms plans to associates its expansion with development of concepts aiming at promoting the development of its activity by tapping and inspiring the large portion of unemployed youth, smallholder farmer and marginalize communities in the rural area. This way, AluTyo farms can both be a driver in the broiler meat market and positively impacts its community and around. Our achievement include Purchase of required land for animal farm, agro processing centre, head office, Establishment of a one ton per hour animal feed mill plant, Establishment of a vegetable oil mill for oil (for sale) & oil seeds cake for use in our animal feed mill to produce feeds for our farm animal, Establishment of a mini rice mill for parboiled rice (for sale), rice bran and broken rice for use in our animal feeds formulation, Establishment of an animal farm (broiler farm, and subsequent goat farm, layer farm, cockerel farms) fed from feeds produced by our feed mill and feed materials. 6. Farming of maize and sorghums fertilize by manure from the animal farms and the harvested grains and hay produce are used in our animal feed mill for feed formulation for our farm animals. All this sustainable integrated farming system link to each other has help reduce cost of production thereby producing quality food products;parboiled rice, peanut oil, broiler meat, and subsequent eggs, goat meat at affordable prices.
Sustainability and future plans
BUSINESS MODEL AluTyo integrated farms raises broilers on a mixed sustainable integrated farming system. The broilers are fed a carefully selected all-natural hormone free diet formulated using our on-farm feed raw materials and feed mill and are specifically raised to produce high-quality, lean meats. AluTyo integrated farms is developing a concept to promote agricultural employment and food security to end malnutrition for young people, smallholder farmer and marginalize communities where jobs and food access are needed most. AluTyo integrated farm’s mission is to make quality food available and affordable for all Nigeria’s domestic market, To this end we adhere to the following principles: -Focusing on our core business; raising hormone-free high quality organic broiler -Constant improvement in products. -Applying farming best-practices in every procedures, processes, and service delivery. -Ensuring staff are well-motivated and have a conducive working environment -Provision of first class customer service. Our revenue model include; Sale of excess Grains (Grains such as maize and sorghum) Sale of vegetable oil Sale of excess groundnut cake Sale of eggs Sale of live broilers Sale of processed foods; parboiled rice Sale of excess broken rice Sale of excess rice bran Sale of excess poultry dropping as manure. Nigerian’s food industry cannot currently meet the national demand for quality food products resulting in a national deficit. Attempts to address this issues via increasing domestic production has been shifted to importation of food which most a times are tainted and unsafe for consumption due to preservatives and contaminants. AluTyo integrated farms sees organic, broiler, parboiled rice, and vegetable oil production as a natural solution to the food shortage.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Tyoga Kwaghhar Michael was born 20th May,1985. He is an entrepreneur, a Farmer and educationists. He has several years of experience in Agro-Allied industries, animal husbandry and education. He Studied Biology from Benue State University, P.G.D.in Education from National Teacher’s institute Kaduna and M.Sc Medical Microbiology (in view) at Federal University Makurdi. He is a certified youth innovative entrepreneur (YIEDP) by CBN-NYSC-HB, aimed at transforming ordinary citizens into economic value creators and has a certificate in Entrepreneurial Management at Enterprise Development Centre of Pan-Atlantic University Lagos, through Diamond bank BET6. He is a winner of the famous CBN-NYSC venture price award 2012 for future youthful vibrant entrepreneurs. Tyoga Kwaghhar Michael currently reside in Benue State, Nigeria. He is putting together a cooperate integrated farming system of Crop production, Agro-allied processing and Animal husbandry. His business anchor is geared towards growing the economy to achieve the standard of living and quality life aspire by the nation , now and the future , a growth that create jobs and does not compromise the safety of our environments.