Updated Jul 27, 2020

NovFeed

Otaigo Elisha

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Scientifically formulates and produces a new cost-effective and better fish feeds based on indigenous, locally produced and sustainable ingredients with the aim to lower production cost and make fish more affordable as healthy food source.

The Macrophytes are cultured or farmed under controlled media and dried then ground into powder form as main source of protein which is then mixed with other ingredients to make compete feed. On the other hand, maggots are produced from food waste and used as source of protein as well to replace fish meal and soy bean meal in fish feed formulation. Using maggots and aquatic plants (Macrophytes)...
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The Macrophytes are cultured or farmed under controlled media and dried then ground into powder form as main source of protein which is then mixed with other ingredients to make compete feed. On the other hand, maggots are produced from food waste and used as source of protein as well to replace fish meal and soy bean meal in fish feed formulation. Using maggots and aquatic plants (Macrophytes) produces nutritious cost effective fish feed that enhances fish growth rapidly making them accessible at an affordable price, thus ensuring healthier community and especially local population consuming the farmed fish.
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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

Focus Areas:

Agriculture, Aquaculture and Waste Management

Agriculture, Aquaculture and Waste ManagementSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Tanzania

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Key Partner
1
Country Implemented In
4
Employees
$5,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

In Tanzania there is a significant lack of affordable, nutritious, and sustainable fish feed. Feed often accounts for 70% of a farmer’s costs, but manufactured feeds are not widely available. Most feed is therefore mixed onsite in small batches from local crops, which is both insufficient and nutritionally. This results into lower yield of fish, less competitive fish, lower sales indicating there is a clear and urgent need for a more sustainable and nutritious form of fish feed

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Solution

NovFeed scientifically formulates and produces a new cost-effective fish feeds based on indigenous, locally produced, and sustainable ingredients such as macrophytes and maggots as high quality alternative to fishmeal and soy bean meal which are commonly used by other fish feed manufactures. Through our affordable fish feed fish grow to market size at reduced maturation time and at minimum production costs.

Target Beneficiaries

NovFeed targets fish farmers in Tanzania and other East Africa Countries where farmers encounter the same challenge.

Mission and Vision

Vision Statement: “To scientifically formulate the number one organic animal feed used by rural farmers globally” Mission statement “To ensure adequate and affordable fish based nutrition for rural families”.

Competitive Advantage

Our competitors include medium-sized feed manufacturers in Tanzania or the East African region. These suppliers are either professional feed manufacturers (e.g. UgaChick in Uganda, Unga in Kenya, Skretting & Aller Aqua in Zambia) or other local fish feed producers that don’t have professional manufacturing knowledge and practices. We have developed solution to consistently deliver a high quality product at a competitive price that is 30% cheaper than our competitors. NovFeed is better in quality, taste and digestibility than competitors’ feed based on tests and trials conducted that demonstrate NovFeed results in superior weight gain and growth at minimum production cost.
Funding Goal100,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted19,100
New Implemented CountriesKenya, Uganda
RecruitManagement 2, Operation 2, Casual Labour 3, Volunteer 1
New FeatureNew research on replacement of Calcium in fish feed production using Bio-Calcium from eggshells waste (Feed on trial)

The Team Behind the Innovation

Director of Operations, Mr. Otaigo Elisha, holds a Masters of Science in Environmental Economics, and is an expert in analyzing the economics of fish feed value chains. Managing Director, Miss Diana Orembe, holds a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology and is a research expert who specializes in feed microbiological analysis and quality assurance. Production Manager, Mr. Stephano Adrian Karoza, holds a Masters in Aquaculture Science and is a researcher on fish nutrition in farmed fish. IT specialist Mr. Michael holds a Bachelor degree in computer Science is an expert in collecting and utilizing big data in the feed industry.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH

Milestone

Sep 2019
Recognition ReceivedVERIFIED
UNLEASH+ Selected Team
ORGANIZATIONUNLEASHUNLEASH 
as part of
 UNLEASH+UNLEASH+
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Tanzania

Supporting Materials

NovFeed-Pitch-Deck-orientation-null.pdf