Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Inter-grated Agro aquaponics Farming.
Explain your idea in details:
My idea targets largely at bringing about sustainable development in the societies since its existence is there for the society to benefit much from it.The objectives of the inter-grated Agro aquaponic is to rescue the people's life especially the infants as its by 34 percent of children under age of five years are facing the malnutrition problems.As the production at the farm unit aims at delivering high nutritive food product particularly the proteins and vitamins both at large content,since this will solve and fix the malnutrition problem at higher level in the society.Since the food products are highly demanded by people at all age groups,then the project will make it available at affordable manner.There will be a great difference between my project and similar projects in Tanzania in terms of activities as well as innovative approaches such like,the whole process of production will encourage the proper utilisation of limited land and water resources available as well as encourage the use of home made materials to build up the unit such as aquaponics system construction,since doing this will minimise the cost for establishing the farm unit with the higher yields of products.As minimising the cost to run the unit,there will be the use of programmable computer software known as Programmable Logic Control(PLC) which will automatic control the feeding of the fish as well as water quality in the aquaponic system,then this will assure minimal cost in labouring.The farm is symbiotic based relationship between plants and animals,thus organic farming where the products will grow and be produced without the use of chemicals like pesticides and insecticides.Apart from food production and job creation to the society,my social enterprise will be able to provide skills and knowledge on how to establish and run the project same as mine as this increases food availability.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
My idea targets at bringing and fixing of problems facing the society,since the project will be social enterprise,thus it will solve problems like malnutrition at large extent as the link elaborates vividly https://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/global-health/nutrition/countries/tanzania-nutrition-profile.This will improve the health status of the infants as reduces the death rates.The nutritive food will not only target the infants but also all age groups.Also there will be solution of illiterate level and poverty level will be reduced in the society.To ensure the success of my project up on fixation of malnutrition problem in the society there will be the following strategies such like,i will ensure that there will be affordable prices to obtain the food products,i will organise regular seminar on human nutrition hence people will get the best solutions on food deficiency diseases,also to any one who has an initiative to produce food products similar or same as mine,there will be a reduced price of seeds e.g vegetables and fingerlings.Also in terms skills and knowledge transfer there will be course provision to people twice a year at the interval of six months.Through this there will give chance to people to get jobs as well as able to employ themselves.As i have been interacting with people in the society being able to identify the problems present,thus my solution will fix them absolutely.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Since the project aims at bringing solutions to people's problems like malnutrition,unemployment,illiterate level as well as elimination of poverty.The enterprise will not only base to rescue malnutrition to infants but also will be available to all age groups in the society.Ever since my products are organic based ones thus no industrial chemicals are applied during its production,this helps to secure the health of the consumers.The projects will solve these as through production of quality and affordable price of the products.As initiatives toward my project,i have decided to have personal savings as financing the project as well as volunteering to large farms with similar or related projects as mine so as to be able to face challenges once i face them in my coming project.During my time of volunteering its where i shared my ideas with different experts who helped me to improve my idea as this will make it easy for me to come up with the best solution as i will be implementing my idea towards problem fixation.Its targeted by 2025 i will absolutely solve the malnutrition problem in my society and being able to serve more than 5000 people at the interval of six months.I will make sure and promote my products to the customers through advertise in social media,mass media as well planned interviews in radios and on television so as to reach many customers as possible.
My name is Lugendo Herman Goda, a male Tanzanian with an age of 26 years old.I graduated at Sokoine University of Agriculture at November 2018 under the Bachelor of science in Aquaculture with out awards or recognition.I have faith and believe in my self as through the implementation of my idea as a live project it will bring positive impacts to the whole society as fixes the targeted problem of malnutrition at large.Apart from poverty and hunger causing malnutrition but there is also some of the local beliefs thus some nutritive food sources are avoided to be fed by the infants which in turn leads to imbalanced diet and finally malnutrition.Ever since the project will not only serve food products but also it will act a centre for transferring and sharing of human nutrition knowledge.Through this it will absolutely solve the malnutrition problem.Also i will be able to inspire the young energetic Tanzanians to be the ones to bring about changes and solutions to the critical and chronic problems in the society,there is nothing to wait as the time is now to bring about positive changes in the society.