Ecodudu harness’ insects (nature’s recycling agents) to address global issues which include:
Waste Management; Over 30% of waste generated in Africa is uncollected posing a significant health and environmental risk to the communities around it.
Demand for protein: Africa has the fastest growing population in the world. In this respect, it is home to the fastest growing animal feed manufacturing sector in the world. Ecodudu taps into this potential by providing sustainable and nutritious protein for this growing market.
Environmental Conservation: Over 30% of food is wasted, mostly sent to landfills creating toxic greenhouse gases that are harmful to our environment. The Black soldier fly larvae provide a valuable solution to this global problem, as they naturally upcycle nutrients from organic matter with minimum emissions.
The Black Soldier Fly (BSF) are an excellent source of sustainable protein for aquaculture, farming and animal feed manufacturing. The larvae have insatiable appetites and are used for composting organic food waste.High in proteins and good fats, the BSF Larvae are an excellent animal feed. They can be fed live, dried, or ground in a meal used for pelleting. They have applications in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and waste treatment industries too.BSF Larvae are the next source of sustainable nutrition.
Our BSF larvae upcycle food waste that would otherwise have been dumped in illegal sites causing environmental hazards.
Top 5 Facts about the BSF (BLACK Soldier Fly)
The life cycle of a Black Soldier Fly (BSF) and our process
Collection of Organic Waste: The first step entails collection of food waste. We partner with hotels and institutions for food waste collection. The food waste is transported to our site. The Black Soldier Fly Larvae thrive on food waste. They are a great solution for keeping food waste out of dumpsites.
Waste recycling into animal feed and organic fertilizer
The waste to value process takes 45 days since the Black Soldier Larvae (BSFL) are ravenous eaters. It all starts when a female adult (1-3 weeks) lays about 500 eggs which hatch into larvae in about four days.The Ecodudu hatchery reproduces and maintains the fly colony to ensure that the growth facility produces the necessary amount of young larvae to consume our incoming feedstock.
Product processing of Shamba mix and Dudu meal: The larvae being insatiable eaters are fed on organic food waste collected from institutions and hotels. They devour the food waste with an amazing efficiency converting it into body mass and leaving behind a rich residue which is processed into organic fertilizer (Shamba Mix). The grown larvae (Dudu Meal) are dried, packaged and transported to the feed manufacturers and farmers for onward consumption.
BSFL is 100% sustainable, safe, natural, cost-effective alternative feed for the aquaculture, farming and animal feed industries compared to fishmeal and soybean meal since it has a higher protein alternative.
Ecodudu is a waste-to-value company. We use data driven analytics to recycle organic waste into high-protein animal feed and organic fertilizer using the black soldier fly. We harness insects (nature’s recycling agents) to address global issues which include waste management, demand for protein and environmental conservation.