Feed Bank

A Bank Feed-ing the world

Feed Bank is a unique concept that proposes to convert nutrient-rich fruit and vegetable waste into livestock feed.

Use Case

Rajesh is a manager at a juice plant where daily tones of fruit waste is generated and is dumped causing environmental pollution. With Feed Bank, he is satisfied about the worthy use of the waste collected from his plant. Sanjay’s super-market store discards huge amount of unfit fruits and vegetables everyday. Now with Feed Bank, he feels delighted as his waste is used to produce valuable livestock feed. Harish is a cattle farmer, who is peeved by cattle feed-deficit and low-profitability. Using Feed Bank’s dried citrus pulp and cull potatoes to feed his cattle, both he and his cattle are doing great. Ramneek’s poultry farm has started using Feed Bank’s dried carrot meal in the diet of laying hens, which has significantly improved yolk color and Ramneek’s profit.

Potential

Feed Bank’s proposal is an explicit solution to the food-fuel-feed competition in today’s feed-deficit world. Utilization of fruit and vegetable waste (FVW) to convert into useful feed resources will help to reduce the environmental pollution caused due to dumping of these wastes. Tapping this waste, Feed Bank’s unconventional feed resources act as excellent source of nutrients and help to bridge the gap between demand and supply of feed for livestock, in turn, reducing the pressure on croplands, thus producing more food for mankind, grown on relatively more amount of land. Conclusively, Feed Bank is reducing the waste, and simultaneously assuring continued supply and dependency on livestock products. Also, our affordable feed products will add to farmers’ profits.

Business Case

Feed Bank will run as a for-profit organization to generate profits that would mainly be used to further its cause, beyond meeting its running costs. Our strategy involves processing the collected FVW to convert into feed for livestock, followed by direct sale to farmers. The processed feed will be sold to farmers at an optimum price, accounting its cost suitability to low labor and low operational costs involved in processing waste to feed. The initial market targets of our concept will be developing countries in Asia, Africa and South America, where feed deficits are a serious concern at present. Further, after a stable operational and financial status, Feed Bank will follow up in the market of value added products obtained from FVW such as essential oils, poly-phenolic compounds, etc.

Objectives:

  1. COLLECT MORE: Bring more FVW (fruit and vegetable waste) producing sources under our collection targets with a planned out-reach
  2. PROCESS BETTER: Gradually imbibing advanced technological methods of processing and preserving to better tap the nutrient potent of FVW
  3. ENGAGE WIDER: Dispel doubt amongst the livestock farmers about the credibility of our alternate feed & widen our distribution circles

Team FEED BANK

NEW DELHI, INDIA

  • Business / Social Enterprise
  • Environment / Sustainability
  • Global

Our Team

Media Coverage / Published December 7, 2014 by Ayush Gupta

Media Coverage

Finally, covered by the e-newspaper of our college, "The Alliance-NSIT's Newspaper".

Find out more about The Alliance at www.alliancensit.com

Conclusion post! / Published December 7, 2014 by Satinderpal Singh

Conclusion post!

To conclude, Feed Bank doesn't discourage livestock raising or resist using livestock products. We're just providing an alternative solution to meet the livestock feed-deficits across the world, in turn, reducing the pressure on croplands. In other words, we are trying to improve the ratio of croplands to pastures.

So in the end,
--> You get more land to grow crops for humans
--> Plus, the supply of livestock products adhere to the demand.

Impact Projections / Published December 7, 2014 by Ayush Gupta

Impact Projections

Feed Bank doesn't discourage livestock raising, or resist using livestock products. Nor do we plan to replace the feed patterns of livestock abruptly. We’re just supplementing the feed resources by an alternative non-conventional resource, i.e. processed FVW (fruit and vegetable waste).

So over a span of time, it can be projected that relatively lesser amount of land will go into raising livestock, and in return, there would be comparably more land available to the humans to grow crops that are used in feeding the planet.

Recap #3: Logo Designing Session / Published December 7, 2014 by Satinderpal Singh

Recap #3: Logo Designing Session

The logo speaks up for our project!

Recap #2 : Idea Iteration / Published December 7, 2014 by Ayush Gupta

Recap #2 : Idea Iteration

Everything starts with an idea but the best of ideas evolve after you strive to persevere with the best of your efforts.
After all, bigger the dream, more important the team.

Our Mission

Most of the land cleared for agriculture does not contribute much to the world's food security but instead is used to raise cattle and supplement the livestock. According to Feed Bank, a key to sustainable livestock development is: Efficient use of available feed resources including reduction in wastage, and enlargement of the feed resource base through a quest for novel feed resources, particularly those not competing with human food. Our team, Feed Bank aims to bridge the gap between demand and supply of feed stuffs for livestock, reducing the pressure on existing agricultural lands for feed requirements, and hence, along with the TFF foundation, we propose a vision to feed 9 billion people by 2050!

Our Background

Feed Bank, a 'bank of feed' that comes to the rescue of our feed starving world, is a concept thought of by the two of us, the comprising team members of Feed Bank, currently pursuing engineering from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi, having interests in diversified range of subjects varying from business case studies to world-wide sustainability issues. Feed Bank envisages to bring out an approach that can 'convert wastes to opportunities of development', in addition to contributing to sustainable intensification of livestock industry. The sole purpose of our project entry is to be a part of the problem-solving team for the serious issue of food insecurity that our world potentially risks to face in the coming years.

Media Coverage / Published December 7, 2014 by Ayush Gupta

Media Coverage

Finally, covered by the e-newspaper of our college, "The Alliance-NSIT's Newspaper".

Find out more about The Alliance at www.alliancensit.com

Conclusion post! / Published December 7, 2014 by Satinderpal Singh

Conclusion post!

To conclude, Feed Bank doesn't discourage livestock raising or resist using livestock products. We're just providing an alternative solution to meet the livestock feed-deficits across the world, in turn, reducing the pressure on croplands. In other words, we are trying to improve the ratio of croplands to pastures.

So in the end,
--> You get more land to grow crops for humans
--> Plus, the supply of livestock products adhere to the demand.

Impact Projections / Published December 7, 2014 by Ayush Gupta

Impact Projections

Feed Bank doesn't discourage livestock raising, or resist using livestock products. Nor do we plan to replace the feed patterns of livestock abruptly. We’re just supplementing the feed resources by an alternative non-conventional resource, i.e. processed FVW (fruit and vegetable waste).

So over a span of time, it can be projected that relatively lesser amount of land will go into raising livestock, and in return, there would be comparably more land available to the humans to grow crops that are used in feeding the planet.

Recap #3: Logo Designing Session / Published December 7, 2014 by Satinderpal Singh

Recap #3: Logo Designing Session

The logo speaks up for our project!

Recap #2 : Idea Iteration / Published December 7, 2014 by Ayush Gupta

Recap #2 : Idea Iteration

Everything starts with an idea but the best of ideas evolve after you strive to persevere with the best of your efforts.
After all, bigger the dream, more important the team.

Our Team

Our Mission

Most of the land cleared for agriculture does not contribute much to the world's food security but instead is used to raise cattle and supplement the livestock. According ...Read More

Our Background

Feed Bank, a 'bank of feed' that comes to the rescue of our feed starving world, is a concept thought of by the two of us, the comprising ...Read More

The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.