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What to do with tomato ‘waste’? Looking for ideas in Malawi

December 17th, 2018

Malawi Fruits,  an institutional member of TAA, is considering a project involving processing tomatoes. During the processing, more than 50% of the fruit becomes ‘waste’ but they see this as feedstock to be used, not wasted.

Malawi Fruits has considered converting the ‘waste’ to fish feed, via black soldier flies, but they have been advised that the product is unlikely to bring farmers sufficient benefits for them to buy the sinking pellets. Instead. Converting the waste into a liquid manure to be used to fertilise ‘green’ fish ponds might bring greater gains. If any member can give advice, please email Charles.  

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