Production of compost and biofertilizers from food waste


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Production of compost and biofertilizers from food waste
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Food and Beverage
Food and Agriculture
Business Model Description

Invest in the removal of raw materials (fruit and vegetable waste, bovine excrement) for the production of organic fertilizer and biofertilizers for agriculture. Within this model it is necessary to consider:> Alliances with municipal markets, food markets in order to remove organic waste (fruits and vegetables not suitable for sale)> Alliances with companies that raise livestock in order to remove animal excrement

Expected Impact

Increase the use of sustainable organic inputs and provide a means of living to rural population while benefiting the environment

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
> 25% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Short Term (0–5 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
USD 100 million - USD 1 billion
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9) Zero Hunger (SDG 2) Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Climate Action (SDG 13) Life on Land (SDG 15)
Sector Sources
  • (I) (Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, 2013) (II) (Christian Belt et al., 2011) (III) (Ministry of Public Works and Communications & Inter-American Development Bank - IDB, 2013) (IV) (Cambridge University Press, 2020)
IOA Sources
  • (1) (Agustina Vallena, 2019) (2) (Centro de Investigación Hernando Bertoni, 2017) (3) (Ivy Johana Zapata Osorio, 2017) (4) (Sandra Delgado & Inés Anaya, 2017) (5) (Plataforma de Economía Circular, 2020) (6) (Alexander Wezel & Barbara Gemmill Herren, 2020) (7) (Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo – BID, s. f.) (8) (REDIEX & Ministerio de Industria y Comercio, 2019) (9) (Ministerio de Industria y Comercio, 2019) (10) (Clara de Iturbe & Verónica Serafina, 2020) (11) (ABC Digital, 2015) (12) (Base Investigaciones sociales, s.f.) (13) (Unión de Gremios de la Producción, s.f) (14) (Última Hora, 2016) (15) (Fidamercosur, s.f.) (16) (Henoi, 2018) (17) (David Kuack, 2014) (18) (La Nación, 2019) (19) (Itaipú Binacional, 2018) (20) (Leyes FAO, s.f.) (21) (La Nación, 2017) (22) (España, Importación, Exportación e Inversiones, 2018) (23) (PNUD, 2020) (24) (AFD, s.f.)