Animal feed from fruit and vegetable pits for retailers

Animal feed from fruit and vegetable pits for retailers


Final Products Animal feed
Required Inputs Agri waste e.g., Sugarcane straw and possible additives
Competing Products Low competition
Traditional fodder and processed animal feed
Potential for Export Medium


Complexity – Type of Process

Medium – mechanical process

Technology Shredding, additives, packaging and sealing (anaerobic fermentation)
Equipment and Material Horizontal silo, small vertical cylindrical silos, plastic bags, plastic film wrapping and plastic drums
Human Resources Manual labor, mechanical engineers and biochemists

Business Linkage

Forward Linkage Cattle breeders
Local/Regional/Nationwide Local market- nationwide
Backward Linkage Farmers
Supporting Entities Waste contractors, additives and packaging material suppliers
Competitive Edge
Provides high-nutrient animal feed at lower cost and with tailored specifications compared to importing

Economic Features

Revenue Stream Sales of animal feed
CAPEX Consists of the cost of machinery which would cost around 1.1 M EGP

Note: This CAPEX represents the indicative investment size, however, this investment opportunity can start from a micro-scale investment and grow in scale.
Investment Size Small (between 500k-5M EGP)


Key Challenge Farmers’ commitment to sell their agricultural waste and seasonality of agricultural waste, cash flow management, transportation cost, absence of designated recycling areas on industrial zones
Advantages Animal feed with high nutritional value and lower cost
Potential Pathways to Growth Production of animal feed with higher nutritional value (e.g., using richer protein sources), production of feedstock for animal feed factories

General Impact

Environmental Eco-friendly use of agricultural waste
Social Lower cost of animal feed for small breeders and creates job opportunities

Impact on Sub-market(s), Cluster(s) and Value Chain(s)

Relevant sub-market Compost and animal feed
Lies within the following
value chain/cluster(s)
Sugarcane and agricultural waste
Impact Promotes value-addition to sugarcane waste and enhances the quality of animal feed products
* Source of the information: The above figures were updated by Chemonics Egypt for UNIDO in 2023


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