Please tell us more about how partnerships could be critical to the success of your innovation.
Paternship is vital and crucial; and we already using it with the administration, local associations of farmers
We would like to learn more about how your initiative is financially supported. Please explain your business plan/revenue model
We have already established the JTP (jatropha test plantation); After seeing it, the population asked SHINE to help farm jatropha; that is why we decided, with the population, to introduce jatropha and renaf for bifuel production and sunflower for cooking oil production.
We plan to give seeds and fertilizer to 33,000 households into 2 years by starting with 13,000 households in 2011. In 2012, these 13,000 will supply seeds to the rest.
In 2011, we want also to start building refinery for jatropha, renaf and sunflower oils, so that we start selling at the end of 2011.
We will use global market and micro-finance approaches meaning that the population will get sell the seeds and fertilizer as loan, sells its harvest to SHINE. This one extract oil. After doing it, SHINE will not sell directly but it will give opportunity to the poor of create their own jatropha, renaf and sunflower businesses to sell to themselves.