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) Gobierno de Paraguay. 2014. Plan Nacional de Desarrollo Paraguay 2030. (II) Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia. 2013. Marco estratégico agrario. (III) International Fund for Agricultural Development. 2016. Paraguay. (IV) UNOPS. 2020. To grow, eat and sell: Modernizing agriculture in Paraguay. (V) OECD. 2018. Multi-dimensional Review of Paraguay.
IOA Sources
  • (1) Disfrutando Paraguay. s.f. Mercado Central de Abasto Asunción. (2) Fidamercosur, s.f. (3) Henoi. 2018. (4) Ivy Johana Zapata Osorio. 2017. Plan de negocio para la creación de una empresa procesadora de abono orgánico a partir de los desechos biodegradables en el municipio de Barrancabermeja, Santander. (5) Diego Díaz. 2020. Ocho años del Abasto Norte: un polo comercial que mueve 450.000 personas por mes. (6) ONU. 2020. Examen Periódico Universal – Tercer Ciclo - Paraguay. (7) Sandra Delgado & Inés Anaya. 2017. Implementación de reciclaje en centros de abastos y la cultura ecológica en el distrito de San Borja. (8) David Kuack. 2014. Switching To Organic Fertilizer. (9) WITS. 2018. Resumen del comercio España.,4%2C533%20productos%20desde%20232%20pa%C3%ADses. (10) Gobierno del Paraguay. 2014. Plan Nacional de Desarrollo Paraguay 2030. (11) Economía Virtual. 2019. Producción orgánica en Paraguay fue tema principal de ponencia. (12) Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería. 2012. Plan Nacional Concertado de Fomento de la Producción Orgánica y Agroecológica. (13) SENAVE. 2013. Resolution 670/13. (14) Decidamos Paraguay. 2017. Sistema Participativo de Garantía (SPG) para la certificación de la producción agroecológica. (15) Agencia de Información Paraguaya. 2021. Fortalecer a productores mediante programas y facilitar el acceso a créditos, desafíos del MAG para el 2020. (16) Crédito Agrícola de Habilitación. s.f. Misión y Visión. (17) Agencia Financiera de Desarrollo. s.f. Acerca de la AFD.