New cost-effective and better fish feeds made from maggots and Aquatic Plant.
Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.
Dar es Salaam is a city located in Tanzania and was formerly known as Mzizima. It was once the capital city until 1974, when Dodoma was named as the capital. However, today, Dar es Salaam remains the largest city in Tanzania in terms of population. In fact, its population is the largest in all of East Africa. The total population of Dar es Salaam is over 4.3 million. it's still the commercial hub and the seat of some government agencies. The city’s land area is 538 square miles (1,393 square kilometers), making the population density 8,100 people per square mile (3,100 per square kilometer). most of the people in this area are employed in formal sectors and focus more on urban farming and fish farming on cemented ponds.
Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.
The annual fish consumption in Tanzanian is estimated at 7-8 kg per capita, being much lower than the global average consumption of 20 kg per year, indicating the large market potential. With an estimated fish demand deficit of 480,000 tons per annum representing both a food security issue but at the same time an economic opportunity for locally farmed fish. Fish farmers see the potential of fish farming, but are unable/unwilling to invest since they know the current bottlenecks prevent their business from being profitable. Most fish feed made from ocean caught fish such as sardines, herring, and anchovies, which are then manufactured into a protein base called fish-meal which account over 70% of total fish production cost. Despite of several company focused on production of fish feed and finding protein replacements, there is no dramatic breakthrough that been reported and share of fish meal and soy bean meal used in aquaculture is increasing and fish feed price continue to rise hence protein source of today mainly from soy and fish meal cannot cover tomorrow demand. There is an evident and urgent need for a more sustainable and nutritious form of fish feed.
Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.
NovFeed has mastered the task to produce, process and formulate new cost-effective fish feeds based on indigenous, locally produced and sustainable ingredients such as aquatic plants and maggots. This is alternatives Novel indigenous non-conventional feed ingredients which are potential rich source of nutrients for aqua-feed, with the aim to increase competition for fish feed thereby reducing cost by 30% and increasing accessibility with the goal of making fish more affordable as healthy food source.
High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.
The innovation will benefit Tanzanian fish farmers by reducing fish farming production cost by 30% hence sell fish in reasonable price that is affordable to community this will impact SDG2. Zero hunger and targeting several indicators e.g. 2.1.1: Prevalence of undernourishment 2.1.2: Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity in the population, based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale and through fish feed production and fish farming will create quality jobs to women and youth this addresses SDG8 of “promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth” by including women and youth in our business, which targets several indicators, such as 8.5 and 8.6. We also offer sustainable alternative for domestic and industrial organic waste disposal which align with SDG 12 which is “to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”
Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?
Our high quality fish feed is 30% cheaper than current on the market, fish farmers will increase fish production and their profitability by 40%, and reduce fish price by 20% these will increase accessibility and making fish more affordable as healthy food source to our community, tons of organic waste will be diverted from being burned or dumped and transformed into maggots and compost this will not only provide community with clean environment but also mitigating $2500 /ton of waste worth of social and environmental damage and provide both direct and Indirect employment of young people and women.