Akwaaba Feeds has embarked on an exciting project aimed at promoting sustainable agriculture in Ghana. The Maggot Meal Project is a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to finding innovative solutions to feed challenges facing the poultry industry.
Maggot meal is a protein-rich alternative to fish meal, a crucial ingredient in poultry feed. The project seeks to provide a sustainable and affordable source of protein for poultry and Pig farmers in Ghana, thereby reducing their dependence on imported fish meals.
Supported by The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Ghana Poultry Project (GPP), in 2019 the Maggot Meal Project involves the use of black soldier fly larvae to produce high-quality protein meal. The larvae are raised on organic waste such as food scraps, manure, and other organic materials that are commonly found in Ghana.
The project has several benefits, including reducing waste, lowering the cost of poultry feed, and promoting sustainable agriculture. The use of maggot meals is also expected to improve the health and productivity of poultry birds.
Akwaaba Feeds is at the forefront of promoting sustainable agriculture in Ghana, and the Maggot Meal Project is a testament to the company’s commitment to finding innovative solutions to feed challenges facing the poultry industry. This project is a significant step towards a more sustainable and self-sufficient poultry industry in Ghana.
Akwaaba Feeds in collaboration with the Water Research Institute has launched an initiative aimed at turning an environmental menace into an economic opportunity. The Water Hyacinth Initiative is a project that seeks to create income-generating opportunities for women and youth living along water bodies in Ghana.
Water Hyacinth is an invasive plant that grows rapidly in water bodies, clogging waterways and choking aquatic life. However, this plant has valuable raw materials that can be used in animal feed production. Akwaaba Feeds saw an opportunity to turn this environmental menace into a valuable resource by training over 200 women and youth as aggregators.
The aggregators are trained to identify and harvest Water Hyacinth in commercial quantities. Akwaaba Feeds provides a guaranteed off-take for the purchase of the harvested plant material, which is then processed into animal feed. This initiative provides a reliable source of income for the aggregators, who would have otherwise struggled to make a living.
The Water Hyacinth Initiative is a significant contribution to poverty alleviation in the communities where it operates. By providing training and a market for Water Hyacinth, Akwaaba Feeds is creating a sustainable economic opportunity that benefits both the community and the environment.
Through this initiative, Akwaaba Feeds is demonstrating its commitment to sustainable agriculture and social responsibility. The Water Hyacinth Initiative is a testament to the company’s vision of finding innovative solutions to feed challenges facing the agriculture industry while also contributing to poverty reduction in Ghana.
Akwaaba Feeds is leading the transformation of the piggery sector in Ghana through the Gbawe Pig Abattoir (GPA) project. The abattoir operates under a 20-year Operation and Maintenance Agreement, with a slaughtering capacity of 300 pigs per day. Built by The European Union (EU) and The Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly, the GPA project aims to improve the value chain of the piggery sector in Ghana.
The mission of the GPA project is to transform the piggery sector in Ghana through collaborative stakeholder engagements, effective management, and consistent monitoring of the value chain for improved income and guaranteeing food security. The project goal is to facilitate innovative business and commercial models to increase the production and sales of hygienic pork products to promote healthy living.
The GPA project is a significant step towards modernizing the piggery sector in Ghana. The abattoir provides a reliable market for pig farmers in the surrounding areas, creating income-generating opportunities for them. The project also ensures that pork products are produced and sold in hygienic conditions, promoting healthy living among consumers.
Akwaaba Feeds is committed to sustainable agriculture, and the GPA project is a testament to the company’s vision of finding innovative solutions to feed challenges facing the agriculture industry in Ghana. Through this project, the company is promoting food security, creating income-generating opportunities for farmers, and promoting healthy living among consumers. The GPA project is a significant contribution to the development of the piggery sector in Ghana and a model for similar projects in other parts of the country.