Black Soldier Fly Larvae
Turning organic waste into quality fish, pig and poultry feed
The Waste 2 Feed project utilises a natural, locally available resource to bring sustainable and economically viable means of converting waste into nutritious, fish, poultry and pig feed, comprised of high-protein and readily digestible carbohydrate.
Our bottom-up, asset-based participatory development approach includes training and agri-business opportunities for individuals, families and communities. Many waste-management costs may be reversed to become viable small business solutions.
While locally available fish meal, palm kernel meal, copra meal, wheat bran, rice bran and brewery waste, are available, the cost of these adds greatly to the cost of production and viability of chicken, fish and pig production. By utilising various organic waste sources converted to high protein and high carbohydrate material by the Black Soldier Fly Larvae, the cost of production of chicken and pig feed at household and village level can be reduced significantly.
The increased profit earning opportunity this technology provides in rural areas leads to many benefits which include improved nutrition, lower cost of meat, increased distribution of income from chicken, fish and pig production, lower blue fly population (pest and disease carrier), and reducing rural to urban drift and the ensuing urban poverty.
Enabling young people to discover their purpose, and to utilise their gifts, talents, passions and dreams to become community contributors, helps create positive communities
Our Waste 2 Feed project offers youth training and agri-business opportunities towards sustainable income solutions, which in turn may slow or reverse rural-urban drift.
The Waste 2 Feed project includes development of savings groups and financial literacy programs to train participants in money management and accountability. This is an important foundation for sustainability and success of individual and community participants, as well as that of the Waste 2 Feed project.
By improving waste management, the Blue Fly breeding habitat is reduced, along with opportunities for them to spread pathogens and to infect humans and livestock. Also hazardous smoke from rubbish burning is reduced, improving air quality, and community health.
Our Waste 2 Feed project produces natural, chemical-free, environmentally friendly stock-feed solutions, which utilises waste, requires minimal infrastructure, doesn’t require large amounts of water or land, and can be implemented alongside other farming initiatives as part of holistic community development.
Black soldier fly larvae are really ferocious feeders that will break waste down by about 50 per cent in a 24-hour period.