National First prize winner

Awganic Feeds

Sargassum (Algae) & agro-processing waste converted to organic animal feed

Pitch

Since 2014 approximately 20 Million Metric Tons of the brown algae sea weed known as Sargassum has been inundating the Caribbean coast annually, costing tourism interest over US$6 Billion Dollars in lost revenue and another US$120 Million in clean up costs. Awganic Inputs processes this Sargassum combining it will locally available organic agro-processing waste to produce a feed that is targeted to Goat industry as a beach head.
Data from 2014 says Jamaica imported US$15 Million worth of Goat meat with yearly increases , with this the Government of Jamaica has seen it fit to increase the national goat herd from 700,000 to 3 Million. (Outside of Animal theft) Farmers report access to affordable feed as the primary issue. Awganic seeks to be a solution to these combined issues by tapping into the US$148 Million goat feed market with a feed that is less than half the price point of current options while saving 97% on Carbon Dioxide emissions compared to that of existing competitors.

Quick facts

  • 2019 Participant
    Year of participation
  • Food
    Theme
  • Jamaica
    Country
  • 5
    Teamsize
  • 2
    Customers

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Team

  • Daveian Morrison – CEO – BSc. Electrical Engineering, Cert. Proj. Mgmt; Omar Morrison – R&D – MSc. Food Chem, BSc. Chemical Engineering; Jerome Stewart – Operations – BSc. Mechanical Engineering; Hamphroy Francis – Finance – BSc. Accounting & Finance; Devon Sayers – Sales & Marketing – MBA, BSc. Education
  • awganicinputs.com

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