Organic Feeds Production for Food Security

About Solution

Synthetic or chemical-based feeds are flooding the mainstream market, used by livestock producers, and beef, pork and chicken consumers are the end users. The kind of food produced from animals and poultry consuming the chemical-based feeds are proven to be carcinogenic which cause health disorders, sickness and diseases.

It is a culture of the people of Bohol (Boholanos) to host fiestas at least once a year that each household will grow at least a pig for the occasion. On top of that its 1.4 million population is eating the very least of once a week meat or chicken or the very least of twice a week of synthetically-produced egg (no male embryo), and this situation expose the people to health threats in which children are the most vulnerable as having soft tissues than the adults.

But when communities come together, discuss this situation and exchange their organically-grown products like rice, corn, root crops, with the agricultural by-products such as rice bran, corn bran, cassava/other root crops flakes, and sugar pulps and molasses can be mixed together with fish meals from fishing communities (please refer to the attached illustration), in an adequate percentage to produce nutritional organically-produced feeds for their household livestock and poultry at first, and then replicate the practice with the other members of their communities and barangays, this can contribute to the production of safe food, a multiplier to the effort of organic conversion, and environment protection in a broader context.

People's organizations that participate in this solution will just be supported with appropriate technology from the supply-base, to the collective collection of agricultural by-products, product exchange (rural and fisheries), and people to people link in the distribution and marketing of their products including the feeds and livestock.

Aside from breaking the chain of chemical-base inputs (including animal and poultry feeds) dominated by retailers and big companies, the solution will empower communities to eat what they produce, and produce what they eat, andfurther into self sufficiency production of safe food.



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