Myanmar Waste to Fish Feed

Context

In Myanmar, waste by-products from agricultural and horticultural production is typically of little value, and therefore under-utilised. However, a large percentage of this waste has high levels of protein that may be suitable to produce animal feed.  /Project Description/Jan2017_V2_MyanmarW2FFThus, instead of merely disposing these by-products, there is the potential for harnessing this waste and reusing it to produce higher-quality products. A more specific example would be that of the waste produced by producers of soybean products. Such production facilities may produce certain grades of soybean cake that contain high levels of protein. When processed properly, this soybean cake can then be manufactured into fish feed that can be sold to fish farmers.

As the aquaculture industry is forecasted to grow tremendously in the coming years, there is likely to be a great increase in the complementary fish feed required by fish farmers to produce the fish as well. Hence, there seems to be a growing market need for such products, which presents a valuable investment opportunity.

The Project

Infra Capital Myanmar, on behalf of InfraCo Asia, plans to develop an organic by-product facility that processes ‘waste’ into high-value fish feed. Essentially, this project will be turning previously useless waste, into commercially useful products. Hence, generating value with waste products will contribute to the development of Myanmar by creating additional jobs and opportunities.

Furthermore, the project will increase the quality of fish feed available to fish farmers, in turn improving their efficiency in terms of fish production, generating additional income for them. By supporting Myanmar to produce its own premium-grade livestock feed products, its agriculture sector will be encouraged to increase its quality of representation and its interactions with the private sector.