Pheromone bio-pest control traps for farmers

Pheromone bio-pest control traps for farmers


Final Products Pheromone pest control traps
Required Inputs Pheromones and materials
Competing Products

Low competition
Pesticides (chemical)

Potential for Export High


Complexity – Type of Process Simple – machinery
Technology Design and machinery of traps (from bottles, plastics or metals)
Equipment and Material Plastics, metals and pheromones
Human Resources Manual labor, quality control engineers and biochemists

Business Linkage

Forward Linkage Farmers
Local/Regional/Nationwide Export & local markets
Backward Linkage Material suppliers and pheromones
Supporting Entities Equipment suppliers and organizations for product specification and standardization like EOS
Competitive Edge
Bio-based alternative for farmers at low-cost

Economic Features

Revenue Stream Sale of traps and services to maintain them
CAPEX Consists of the cost of machinery which cost an average of 112K EGP

Note: This CAPEX represents the indicative investment size, however, this investment opportunity can grow in implementation to a larger sized investments.
Investment Size Micro (less than 500K EGP)


Key Challenge Competition with traditional pesticides and scaling up production, supply access and quality, in addition to marketing and sales services
Advantages Low-cost organic pest control
Potential Pathways to Growth Production, sales and/or distribution of full/customized pest control solutions for different types of farms and crops (could also include Internet of Things (IoT) applications for pest control)

General Impact

Environmental Prevents harmful effects of chemical pesticides on agriculture
Social Low-cost pesticides reduce cost of agriculture activities

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

Relevant sub-market Technology/equipment manufacturing
Lies within the following
value chain/cluster(s)
Fruits and vegetables
Impact Enhances the quality of farm production
* Source of the information: The above figures were updated by Chemonics Egypt for UNIDO in 2023


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