 Waste Management and vermicomposting

 Waste Management and vermicomposting: vermicomposting

kabul, AfghanistanKabul, Afghanistan
Year Founded:
2011
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Scaling
Budget: 
$50,000 - $100,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Vermicompost is a method for converting wet waste into organic fertilizer. There are several ways to do vermicompost, and the most important advantage of it is its flexible implementation. According to the conditions (Economic - Cultural - Scientific) The best methods are selected and implemented. F

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

converting organic waste into organic fertilizer
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

problems are: economic (we need money) - education - transportation and Machinery

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

provide money and learning the employee
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Vermicompost manure fertilizer is one of the best known in the market that is free of weed seeds and chemicals; increases the quality of products to 50% and their quantity to 30-70%; and the products are also free of chemicals. Another characteristic of this fertilizer is that it is spongy which makes it possible for water to be absorbed slowly into the root of the plant; this is suitable for low-water agricultural lands. Another benefit of vermicomposting is the proliferation of garbage-eating worms which can be used to develop the vermicomposting site or be sold as feed for poultry and fish farms and aquaculture sites. These worms with 60-70% protein are one of the best meals of chicken and fish.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Increase landfill’s lifespan -Reduces waste- Back to nature- No system upgrade - Eco-friendly - No side effects- Easy education- High quality organic fertiliser

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Vermicomposting: is the usage of earthworms to convert vegetable waste to a 100% natural plant fertilizer. Vermiculture is the side issue of the breeding of common earthworms for use in vermicomposting. The use of worm farms for vermicomposting is becoming a favorite way of converting waste to a valuable product while also growing more worms to increase the capacity of the worm farms.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Promoting the use of bio-fertilizers and organic farming and gardening Production of vermicompost fertilizer according to the needs of the country Breeding and reproduction of earthworms as feed for poultry and fish farms and aquaculture sites Export of vermicompost fertilizer and trash-eating worms out of the country Teaching interested people to recycle their household waste and promoting the use of waste recycling in the production sites

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Green Organic customers are farmers, gardeners, nursery owners and anyone who uses fertilizers for agricultural purposes. Vermicompost manure fertilizer is one of the best known in the market that is free of weed seeds and chemicals; increases the quality of products to 50% and their quantity to 30-70%; and the products are also free of chemicals. Another characteristic of this fertilizer is that it is spongy which makes it possible for water to be absorbed slowly into the root of the plant; this is suitable for low-water agricultural lands.
Team

Founding Story

Biography: My name is hakima zolfaghari and graduated from one of the university of Iran in 2007, I participated in work shop about computer (ICDL) and I worked one year in laboratory and also teached for one year. I started vermicomposting project in Kabul 2 years ago with 12 kg of worms. Now we have a farm with 450 kg of worms. Now our products 100 ton of vermicompost fertilizer in year. I am Muhammad Azim and in 1386 I graduated with a degree in Agricultural Economics. During the same year a student project they use earthworm for product a kind of fertilizer called vermicompost. That was very interesting. I began producing vermicompost from Spring 1386. I had two teachers Ms. Chak and Mr. Najafi.

Team

Hakima zolfaghari, president (BSc in veterinary) - mohammad azim Bakhshi, vice president (BSc in Agricultural economic ) reza zolfaghari phd in environment - mostafa zolfaghari master in organic agriculture
About You
Organization:
Green Organic (Agriculture Production Company)
About You
First Name

hakima

Last Name

zolfaghari

About Your Project
Organization Name

Green Organic (Agriculture Production Company)

How long has your organization been operating?

Project
Organization Country

, KAB, Kabul

Country where this project is creating social impact

, KAB, kabul

What awards or honors has the project received?
Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, National government.

Supplemental
Sector

Opportunities for Women.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Green Organic customers are farmers, gardeners, nursery owners and anyone who uses fertilizers for agricultural purposes.
Vermicompost manure fertilizer is one of the best known in the market that is free of weed seeds and chemicals; increases the quality of products to 50% and their quantity to 30-70%; and the products are also free of chemicals.
Another characteristic of this fertilizer is that it is spongy which makes it possible for water to be absorbed slowly into the root of the plant; this is suita

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

Promoting the use of bio-fertilizers and organic farming and gardening
Production of vermicompost fertilizer according to the needs of the country
Breeding and reproduction of earthworms as feed for poultry and fish farms and aquaculture sites
Export of vermicompost fertilizer and trash-eating worms out of the country
Teaching interested people to recycle their household waste and promoting the use of waste recycling in the production sites
Protection of the environment and the cleanliness and purity of cities
Construction of vermicompost fertilizer sites in institutions, schools, universities and ministries and other large producers of waste to promote the use of on-site waste-recycling

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

ABADE program and IDEA NEW we tak about 35000$ for develop our site.
we made a 500 m2 new site for teaching some customer and produce vermicompost fertilizer.

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

yes

Are you are a current Unilever employee?

yes