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.
Installation of a semi-industrial ground coffee production unit in Fort-Dauphin Madagascar
Explain your idea in details:
The project involves the installation of a semi-industrial ground coffee production unit. More specifically, the activity will primarily consist of collecting coffee from producers who will be formed into a cooperative. And in order to ensure the quality of the products collected, the members of the cooperative will be trained on how to grow coffee, the maintenance of coffee plants, the treatment of coffee seeds and the method of conservation before sale. The coffees collected will be roasted and then ground to have ground coffees for sale. 11 municipalities in the district of Fort-Dauphin will be affected by this project. Secondly, the project will set up a robusta type coffee nursery. Coffee plants will be distributed to members to be planted in their respective fields and will be monitored by agricultural technicians to ensure the renewal of coffee plants and increase production. The objectives of the project is to plant 50,000 coffee trees in the fields of each member in the 11 municipalities. Thirdly, the coffees collected will be roasted and ground in the factory to be sold as ground coffee of 10g, 90g, 250g and 1kg. Advantage of robusta ground coffee: Taste more full-bodied, more bitter and powerful. However, it is not very aromatic.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Coffee is the second most consumed drink in the world after water. Compared to other varieties of coffee such as arabica, robusta coffee has many advantages, namely: - Resistance to temperature rise. In the current context of climate change, the cultivation of robusta coffee is a resilience solution for the population. - Robusta is more resistant to diseases and pests than other coffee species - It gives a more powerful and full-bodied coffee than Arabica, less delicate and twice as strong in caffeine. The project to create an artisanal coffee processing unit has many advantages for the municipality of Mahatalaky and especially for the district of Fort-Dauphin because: - The project has economic, social and above all environmental benefits, as it contributes to the restoration of forests through the plantation of coffee trees, - It participates in the improvement of the coffee sector in Madagascar, which has been in decline for several years, - The project allows the creation of added value to the coffee sector - The production of ground coffee is a new project for Fort-Dauphin, it therefore contributes to the promotion of the creation of industries in the Anosy region - Job creation for young people and women, - Improved coffee yields and quality, - The project plans to integrate into fair trade, which is actively committed to supporting producers and improving the living standards of producers,
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The production process of the project is divided into four parts including the collection of coffee, the production of coffee plants, the transformation of coffees into ground coffee and the marketing. Small producers will be grouped into associations by commune and 19 POs (producer organizations) will be set up in the target communes. And these 19 POs will be grouped together in a coffee producers' cooperative in the district of Fort-Dauphin. 1.Organization of the coffee collection Before each coffee harvest and sale season, the representatives of the cooperative represented by a member of each PO and the representatives of the FANJAKA company will set the price by mutual agreement, taking into account the price of coffee on the market. Then at the opening of the coffee campaign, the collections will be carried out by collectors appointed by the FANJAKA company in each municipality. The coffees purchased are already dry but have already undergone the various processing stages from harvest to drying. 2. Ground coffee manufacturing process: The ground coffee production process begins from collection to product marketing. Before the collection of the products, treatments will be carried out and respected to ensure the quality of the products. The cost of the project is 75000 euro. And the grant request is 40,000 euros which includes the creation of the coffee nursery, the purchase of equipment and especially the first purchase of inputs (coffee, others).
The promoter is a dynamic, creative man, married and has 06 dependent children Graduate in Science and Technology of the sea and the Coast, specialized in Fisheries and Aquaculture with more than 15 years of experience in various fields: supervision, environment, fishing, etc. With a land of more than 27 hectares. Agricultural activities such as growing cassava, rice, pink berry, poultry farming and beekeeping have been practiced on this land since its acquisition. But to optimize its operation, an idea to create a project to create a semi-industrial ground coffee production unit was born. The FANJAKA company is an individual company created in 2017. Its main activity is Agribusiness including the cultivation of cassava, rice, pink peppercorn and poultry farming. Currently our activity is based on the collection and processing of pink peppercorns. Since its creation, FANJAKA has employed more than 07 permanent employees and more than 20 temporary employees. Since its creation, it has been able to train its employees and a few farmers on market gardening and the methods of processing pink berries.