Sustainable Fish Feed: Black Soldier Fly Solution

Aquaculture is one of the most profitable industries worldwide, however, in Ghana, challenges such as an underdeveloped market, high cost of fish feeds, etc. continue to push farmers into debt.

The rising number of failed fish farms across the country is detrimental to the growth of the industry at large.

Several solutions have been suggested by experts to cut down the cost of production for farmers. Solutions such as duckweeds, earthworms, maggots, etc. have been implemented on smaller scales by various farmers nationwide with varying degrees of success.

Famerlio offers unique perspectives on using maggots to produce fish feed and has demonstrated that the cost of fish production in Ghana could be cut by half by the production of maggots.

Black Soldier Fly larvae for feed production

Highly efficient organic fertilizers

Preservation of marine life

In addition, by-products of maggots production such as organic fertilizers have proven to boost yields in vegetable production, while cutting down the use of pesticides, thanks to hormones produced by black soldier fly larvae which causes the plants to produce defensive capabilities against pests.

Producing black soldier fly larvae has many benefits to marine life and the total ecological being of the world.

Today, over 25% of all fish harvested in the ocean world are used for fish meal to produce fish feed, that aside, over half of food produced in the United States ends up as waste.

With black soldier fly larvae, we can stop the over-dependence on marine life for our fish meals, while equally utilizing foods that otherwise would end as waste to produce feed for use across the world.

The experimental phase of our production has proven a success, and today we seek funding from global partners and donors to scale up production to meet demands.