Monday, 8 September 2014

Day 8- Fish feed smell and “Gogomi” meeting.



Employers in fish-feed factory (credits: Nicole Pelusio).


Before the sunrise we left the guesthouse for reaching the fish-feed factory by tro-tro before eight o’clock.
Once we arrived there the great quality manager, Aiman led us to a tour of the feed-farm during production swallowed by the whirring of machine, strong smell and dusty powder of feeds.

Visit of the fish-feed factory (credits: Emilie Devic).


Finally the results of one and half harsh year were about to be grinded, cooked and extruded by machines: a very crucial moment in Emilie’s experience. 
She built up the pilot maggot farm from zero, trained the staff, inform local farmers and curious people and managed a stable production of dry maggots up to the required quantity for producing experimental diets.

Feed just extruded (credits: Emilie Devic).





Experimental feed (credits: Emilie Devic).



After the visit to the fish-feed production, I and Emilie went to Accra for being picked up from Evans, a Ghanaian farmer, for an important appointment. 

 (credits: Nicole Pelusio).
Evans made an appointment for a presentation of use of insects in animal nutrition as a sustainable source of protein to the Ghanaian minister of agriculture and food. 

Proteinsect  project presentation (credits: Nicole Pelusio).


We were warmly welcomed and have a pleasant informal chat with the minister, who looked very surprised and interested in developing further researches in his Country.








Once we reached the guest house, we went to sleep satisfied as much as stinky!

    

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