Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
Our first site was begun in 2013 at a residential site that fed neighbor chickens for barter trade. After the success of the first project, we started a project at a boarding school. Using the waste from the school's kitchen, we created a BSF feeder that fed all the chickens at the school. The eggs and chickens were used for the school.
Recently we have brought our technique to Tanzania. We have started a site at Bagamoyo Tanzania, at a local orphanage and HIV outreach center. At the Tanzanian site there is a chicken coop with 30 chickens. We have built a BSF composter/feeder where kitchen staff throw organic waste. This feeds the the larvae which grow into excellent chicken feed. The compost made by the larvae is used at their organic farm. The ultimate goal is for this to become a business to help sustain the orphanage and outreach center.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
1) Our enterprise was built in an ecological boarding school in Israel, "Yemin Ort". We use their communal kitchen waste as feed for the BSF and do reasearch projects with the students.
2) The cofounder of our group is the PI of a research group in Israel which investigates the relationship between BSF rearing condition to its quality as feed and compost producer.
3) Bio-Bee, a commercial company which rears insects for agriculture, helps us and advises on some aspects of BSF production such as
4) We have a business partner in Jericho, Palestinian authority, wich is responsible for municipal waste. Due to the problematic security situation our business is on hold.