Best Ideas 2022 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.
BIOSEDA CASHEW BIOCHAR GREEN ENVIRONMENT COMPANY
Explain your idea in details:
Bioseda is a company that processes cashew nut shells into biochar through a process called pyrolysis. Biochar improves the compaction, fertility and water-holding capacity of soil, making it great for growing vegetables, trees, shrubs and plants. Our biochar helps in enhancing soil structure increasing water retention and aggregation decreasing acidity reducing nitrous oxide emissions improving porosity regulating nitrogen leaching improving electrical conductivity improving microbial properties
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Our targets are farmers, institutions, gardeners, exports, all these sum up to 1.5M prospects with a market size of $23 million. We have monthly plan review at least every two months to measure the extent to which our objectives have been achieved, modify our strategy or improve on it if the need be.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Our Sales channel will be: Direct to consumers/farmers Business to Business Wholesale Retails Online Below are our marketing strategies: Relationship building with consumers Rendering excellent services by hardwork Get consumer's contact details, promotio Advertising using sign posts & stickers Advertise online, radio and TV stations. We will need a funding of $1 million from grants and investors. Our expense will be the purchase of biochar making machine, cashew processing machine, land for factory and building, and raw cashew purchase.
I'm Francis Bonsu, the project owner of Bioseda Company. I'm 23 years old, born in a rural area in Ghana called Banda Sabiye. Living in the rural area since childhood, I realised that farmers are gradually loosing their soil fertility because of the use of chemical fertilizers however, thinking through this, I came up with bioseda which is a biochar making company in other to save farmers from the danger of chemical fertilizers since farming is the only means through which they cater for their families. My experience of being a farmer's son puts me in the right place to get this product done. Also, I have been a leader since my childhood education and even as at now I the university. My Father received the district best farmer in 2016. Although it was my dad who received it but we are a helping hand in his farming and hence, the award was for all the family. This project cannot die prematurely, it should definitely be implemented by hook or crook.