Stage 3: Proof of Concept
Health and Agriculture
Health and AgricultureSEE LESS
Researchers at the Ifakara Health Institute will create a cheap CO2 production line through fermentation of molasses, a sugar production by-product, in order to monitor and control disease vectors.
How does your innovation work?
Fighting insect-borne diseases and enriching urban agricultural land by using molasses: a common by-product from sugar factories. This innovation allows the use of one single technology to address both health issues and agricultural productivity. This approach will not only establish disease vector surveillance and control, but can also use the fermentation residues to enrich urban agricultural lands.