There are around 700 tonnes of waste generated per day in Antananarivo, around 65 % remain uncollected and 35% goes to a landfill. On the other hand, 80% of the inhabitants of Madagascar are involved in agriculture. There is a need for improving the soil quality to secure income for the farmers, to secure food production, and to adapt to climate change. Mety wants to contribute to both aspects by processing waste and producing added-value products, such as compost.
For the pilot phase, Mety is focussing on collecting and processing food waste from markets and small restaurants into good quality fertilizer or biogas. Mety is currently developing a business case and has asked us to assist in developing a sustainable business model and provide technical support in the form of a feasibility study.