ZeroFly ® Storage Bag

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REDUCING FISH LOSSES IN AFRICA
New Approaches to Sustainable Value Chains
Lessons learnt from SmartFish
Current scenario
TOTAL PROJECT AREA
> 10 Million km2
More people = more food
Population
2012 - 352,000,000
2025 - 620,000,000
270 Million
more mouths
to feed!
How much fish do we need?
2012
3 Million Mt
FISH CONSUMPTION 2012
kg/capita/year
2025
5.9 Million Mt
Mauritius 22
World 18.5
Africa 9.5
Malawi Zambia
5
6
• Production does not meet demand
• Demand is expected to increase
• We need:
- reduce food/fish losses
- more efficient value chains
From the net to the plate:
The SmartFish 3-steps Approach
STEP 1: Understanding value chains:
STEP 2 Reducing fish losses:
● Training on fish handling and quality
● Awareness raising (Clean Fish better life campaign)
● Cold chain development
● Training on making insulated boxes
STEP 3 Processing and value addition:
● Sun-drying racks for small pelagics
● Smoking and cooking facilities
● Processing and packaging of high value octopus
A Partner in Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development
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European company founded in 1957, specialising in diseasecontrol products.
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Structured around a humanitarian entrepreneurship business
model where doing good is good business.
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Dedicated to alleviating devastating global health challenges
faced by people at the base of the pyramid.
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United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) drive
business objectives and provide impetus for continued focus
on creating a healthier planet.
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Strive to develop innovative disease-control textiles, which
when implemented with our dedicated partners, contribute
to the realisation of the MDGs.
Novel Products for Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development
Vestergaard’s ZeroFly® branded products target both farmers and countries:
Attractive tools for farmers, governments, aid agencies, the UN & the private
sector.
Promoting prosperity & food security: Protection that removes need for repeat
intervention & provides a reduced residue defence against insect pests for
livestock and crop protection throughout the whole value chain.
ZeroFly® contributes to MDG 1 and MDG 7 & Beyond! (Post 2015 Agenda)
ZeroFly® Livestock is an advanced insecticide-incorporated screen that helps
farmers protect their livestock from flies in a more sustained and effective way
ZeroFly® Storage Bag is the first available insecticide-incorporated storage bag for
preventing damaging pest infestations
Concept: Target Post Harvest Losses
ZeroFly® Storage Bag is a woven polypropylene bag
developed for postharvest storage
• First tool of its kind:
– Pyrethroid incorporated into polypropylene yarns
– Recipe developed through 10yrs R&D
– Min. 2yrs shelf life & Min. 2yrs lifetime
• Safety proven: Toxicology & utilising anti-slip weave
– Approved by WHO & FAO
• Minimal behaviour change required by user
• MRLs below CODEX/ International
requirements; under high temperature,
pressure & humid/ wet conditions
Summary of ZeroFly® Storage Bag
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Proven protection of commodities & seeds
Proven physical durability/ lifetime
Any commodity, any size any colour
Clear branding, high quality
Laboratory bioefficacy proven
Field Studies in 13 countries
 Data for up to 6 months/ 13 month (semi/field)
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Improving efficiency of the mud
crab value chain in Madagascar
What we did:
Introduction of innovative
practices
● 8 basic innovation techniques
developed and disseminated
Map from hirely
● 20 hands-on trainings and
demonstrative events
● A multimedia set of materials
produced and disseminated
● One awareness outreach
event
● Marketing support
Our low-cost innovations
Reduction of losses at
collection stage
● Replacement of current hook
tool with …
Improved catch system:
use of “Balance”
● Cost - USD 1.2
● Increased revenue - USD 7 per week
Reduction of losses at
storage level
Introduction of stackable boxes
●Cost - USD 20 each
●Increased revenue - USD 60 per trip
Barriers to Scale & Impact and Challenging Trading Environments
 How to bring more relevant, innovative, cost effective, environmentally sound,
scalable & sustainable
Areas for enabling policies:
 Registration
 Trade policies
 Import duties/ taxes
 Incentives
 Distribution chains
 Knowledge building
Storage solutions are needed at three stages, namely, farmers, traders and the government or
public sector levels….
The new initiatives like insecticides impregnated/incorporated HDPE or PP woven bags for the
storage of seeds or grains will also be encouraged based on the efficacy and safety of the
product as these are useful at all three stages….
Acknowledgements & Thanks
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World Food Programme: Study in Burkina Faso & Uganda
SmartFish FAO: Study in Uganda to extend usage protecting fish value chains
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Ghana: Vestergaard-NMIMR Centre for Vector Control Research
African Regional Postgraduate Program in Insect Science, Prof. Owusu
Nigeria: Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute, Prof. Williams
Senegal: Interdisciplinary Team for Phytosanitary Experiments of Min. of Agriculture, Dr. Cissé
Ethiopia: Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Dr. Teshome Bogale
Kenya: Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Dr. Kimondo
Kenya Seeds Company, Mr. Eric Tegei
Zambia: Zambia Agricultural Research Institute: Dr. Gilson Chipabika
India: International Institute of Biotechnology and Toxicology (IIBAT)
USA: USDA-ARS, Manhattan, Dr. Dowell
Eurofins Agroscience Services Inc.
UK: Natural Resources Institute, Dr. Arnold
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Acknowledgements & Thanks
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World Food Programme: Study in Burkina Faso & Uganda
SmartFish FAO: Study in Uganda to extend usage protecting fish value chains
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Ghana: Vestergaard-NMIMR Centre for Vector Control Research
African Regional Postgraduate Program in Insect Science, Prof. Owusu
Nigeria: Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute, Prof. Williams
Senegal: Interdisciplinary Team for Phytosanitary Experiments of Min. of Agriculture, Dr. Cissé
Ethiopia: Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Dr. Teshome Bogale
Kenya: Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Dr. Kimondo
Kenya Seeds Company, Mr. Eric Tegei
Zambia: Zambia Agricultural Research Institute: Dr. Gilson Chipabika
India: International Institute of Biotechnology and Toxicology (IIBAT)
USA: USDA-ARS, Manhattan, Dr. Dowell
Eurofins Agroscience Services Inc.
UK: Natural Resources Institute, Dr. Arnold
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