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.
valorization and transformation of Balanites aegyptiaca
Explain your idea in details:
The idea of my project is to plant these robust trees "Balanites aegyptiaca" in the arid zones in order to fight against water scarcity and desertification. The Date Tree of the Desert: a model tree for ecological restoration of dry areas. The main objectives: Creation of processing and valorization units of Balanites aegyptiaca. Export project products (soap, essential oil) to foreign markets to help improve the country's economic situation. The project also aims to activate a group of young people and thus help them to eliminate the problem of unemployment and improve their living conditions.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
My project idea has a positive impact on sustainable development: The planting of Balanites aegyptiaca solves the environmental problems of climate change which are mainly: Combat desertification, restore degraded lands and soils. Safeguarding and protecting the soil against the erosive effects of wind and water. Palm protection against prevailing winds. At the same time my project helps to create income sources for vulnerable people. The processing and valorization of products of Balanites aegyptiaca has multiple and important uses: human nutrition, pharmaceutical field, medicinal and cosmetic, etc.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Two techniques for extracting balanite oil are mainly used 1. Technique of extraction of balanites oil in a traditional way 2. Technique of extracting oil from almonds balanites to the press 1.Analysis technique of balanites oil in a traditional way Seeds (almonds + hulls) Shelling + Sorting, Roasting, Pilling, Grinding, Refining, Manual Pressure, Oil Cooking, Filtration and Packaging Balanites oil Hulled seeds of balanites 2. Technique of oil extraction of balanites almonds to the press Seeds (shells + almonds) Dehulling, Sorting, Drying, Pressure, Decantation, Filtration, Bottling and Packaging this oil extracted is used for the preparation of soaps.
Hello ... My name is Fardi Yosra, I am 24 years old and I am Tunisian. I have a degree in Life Sciences in Cell Biology, Molecular and Biotechnology. I am an ambitious, dynamic, open and flexible person. I am interested in nature and plants. I have an idea and I want to create my own project that has a social and environmental impact. To solve the problem of desertification in Tunisia, we will plant Balanites aegyptiaca to transform and improve the products of this tree. Do not forget to vote for me my friends. Thank you so much.