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Food waste-Animal Feed

Value addition of food waste and use them as feed for livestock production

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Many households and small scale farmers are throwing away much waste food. Many farms and households are even spending to dispose food waste. This waste food can be processed and fed to livestock at a low cost. My idea focuses at designing technologies, protocols which help to make animal feed from food waste. This will turn into businesses such as waste food processors, waste food collectors. Waste food will be a direct source of income to households and farmers and stop the expense of disposing food waste.  

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

Solar drying, grinding and feeding I can dry food waste, grind it and fed it to animals. A measure of the feed conversion rate can indicate whether the idea will meet my expectation.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

I will need guidance on the technologies for processing the food waste.

Tell us about your work experience:

I am a Veterinarian and a feeds and feeding consultant Based in Uganda. I have skills in animal production, animal health, public health and animal feed. I am currently run a consultancy busines that offers feeds and feeding services, business planning and economic analysis. I am also a pig farmer where I have discovered that use of waste food can drastically lower feeding costs on the pig farm.

This idea emerged from

  • An Individual

How far along is your idea?

  • It was in the works before this challenge – it’s existed for 2-6 months


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Let us add value to everything and market that value for income. 

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Hi Joshua, thanks for the post! Any chance you could find an image to go along with it? Images help grab attention and tell a story. You should be able to use the Edit Contribution button on the top of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring insights on OpenIDEO.