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Turn waste into cash

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All over the world their is nothing that motivates us more than money, no matter what country you are in. for effective food waste management my team and i have focused on rearing pigs as source of income for us and the community we have targeted groups for training and educating  in pig rearing as a food wastage mechanism. Spicy sausages, smokies, smoked bacon, hams, you name it they all come from pigs and the raw material are mostly food waste from hotels , so easily acquired.

i have talked with some hotels owners and they have agreed to help me help them  dispose their food waste.

we will use environmentally friendly curbside bins to help in easy garbage collection. we are in contact with colnet limited a garbage collection business for a possible partnership.

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

Further research Mostly on successful low cost pig rearing methods. Ideas on ways of motivating people to join pig rearing so the project can be done on a relatively large scale.

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

i would love for members of openIDEO to give me an idea of how to motivate/attract more players(farmers) to join pig rearing because with a large group it will be easier to train ,educate and source for a large selling market . As per the pic above that is the sleeping pen's very simply constructed i would like to get your opinion if its the best housing. Their is these new idea of biogas bottling is it a more feasible venture than compost making

Tell us about your work experience:

i am an accountant in a animal feeds and organic fertilizer manufacturing firm .

This idea emerged from

  • A group brainstorm

How far along is your idea?

  • It’s just been created! It’s existed for 1 day - 1 month


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Photo of Jerry Mouce

Hey Anthony i am a farmer with a couple of pigs, and would love to join you in waste management as this will also help me reduce operating cost i incur in food buying. I am located in chaka , kenya we only a few Kms apart and i would love to visit your sight and share notes. great idea

Photo of Anthony kuria

Thank you jerry yes i know chaka and would love you to join the more the merrier . Reach me at 0727488554 and we can set a date for the site viewing.

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