BLACK SOLDIER FLY ORGANIC WASTE TREATMENT PROJECT

Treats organic waste, whiles producing nutrient rich larvae and compost for agricultural purposes

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name

BPO Enterprise

Year founded

2015

Initiative stage

  • Start-Up (a pilot that has just started operating)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $10k - $50k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 100 - 250

Organization type

  • Social enterprise

Secondary Focus Area

  • Rural development

Headquarters location: Country

  • Ghana

Headquarters location: City

Kumasi

Location(s) of impact

Ghana, Akoti, Sefwi-Wiawso district
Kumasi, Ghana

Website

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeHGcYiG1ZM

Facebook URL

https://web.facebook.com/search/top/?q=prince%20obeng

Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

1. Waste management in rural and urban areas of Ghana is poor, with the presence of open dumps and poorly managed landfills.

2. There is increasing evidence that continual usage of chemical fertilizers is degrading soils.

3. Fish meal and other protein source for animal husbandry is expensive for farmers

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

1. The black soldier fly composting project therefore uses, larvae to compost organic waste, reducing the waste going to the landfill by about 60%

2. The end product being nutrient rich larval biomass which can be used to replace fish meal in animal feed and compost which can be used to fertilize soils.

3. This method is a relatively cheaper method of dealing with waste and will create jobs.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

Reduction in the amount of waste going to the landfill at the pilot site at the Chirano Gold Mines

Community members appreciating how waste can become useful

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

Individual gifts and donation = 60%
Earned income = 40%

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

Solves several problems with one unique sustainable idea

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

When i observed the black soldier fly larvae feeding on discarded pig manure in the bush at a pig farm in kumasi

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Social media

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Photo of Hicham

great idea.please evaluate mine Organic waste collection, treatment and transformation. 

Photo of prince

Thanks for the comment, great idea too and keep working hard

Photo of Temitope

love your work so much. pls can u give me what it takes to produce 500kg of wet weight of bsf larvae a wèek. space, flies and waste only.

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