NAMBU IN THE NEWS
In response to an open call for its Food Waste Innovation Challenge, the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa and its partner, the United Nation Development Programme Accelerator Labs (UNDP AccLab) South Africa, has narrowed down its selection of entrepreneurs to take part in its Ignite programme from more than 100 innovative solutions.
by BUSINESS MEDIA MAGS
Around the world demand for fertiliser is on the rise. This is driven not just by population growth but also changes in diet: more consumption of meat requires more feed, which in turn requires more fertiliser. While South Africa broadly follows this trend, the country also handles a large portion of the burgeoning amount of fertiliser needed by the SADC region.
by BRANSON CENTRE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
“Nambu is building resilience and circularity into the agricultural sector that enables South African feed mills and livestock producers to access affordable, high quality, insect protein for animal feed by offering a distributed, low cost, Black Soldier Fly food waste treatment process.”
Black soldier fly farming is a beneficial type of farming in which black soldier fly larvae is used to convert food waste into protein rich feed for other animals.
by FOOD FOR MZANSI
Locust swarms spell dreaded natural disaster for farmers in large parts of South Africa. But what if the millions of hungry insects could be turned into a resource? Scientists and insect farmers believe there is a way.
by NEW FRAME
A farmer of black soldier flies who produces high-quality feed for livestock and pets plans several more breeding and processing facilities in the Eastern Cape and beyond.
on RADIO 702
Bruce Whitfield chats to Nambu Group CEO Lowell Scarr about how they convert food waste into high-value protein animal feed.
by FOOD FOR MZANSI
Do you want to be one of the pioneers of black soldier fly farming in Mzansi? Read these tips from a farmer who entered this burgeoning industry at the ground level.
by HARVEST SA
By 2050, the global population is projected to reach 10 billion people. Current food production systems will be unable to meet the growing demand and protein scarcity is a concern. Traditional protein sources such as soy and fishmeal may not be able to meet the growing demand. Insect protein offers a versatile and sustainable solution.
by BUSINESS DAY
Around the world demand for fertiliser
is on the rise. This is driven not just by
population growth but also changes
in diet: more consumption of meat
requires more feed, which in turn
requires more fertiliser. While South Africa broadly follows this trend, the
country also handles a large
portion of the burgeoning
amount of fertiliser needed by
the SADC region.
by VENTURE BURN
In December 2022, impact investor E Squared Investments participated in a follow-on funding round with Nambu Group, an insect protein company founded by Allan Gray Fellow Founder, Lowell Scarr, that converts food waste into high-value protein feed for the poultry, pork, and fish farming industries as well as the exotic pets market-based in the Eastern Cape.