Our Eri Silk production provides pupa which is a unique, nutritional clean source of nonmeat high protein source that provides (10) income streams and numerous health and environmental benefits.
We are now beginning to set up to process the Eri pupa which is 50 % clean protein into cereals; nutritional high protein energy bars; flour and Soybeans and meat protein substitutes.
We are interested in establishing joint ventures with companies producing alternative protein products to scaling up our silk production to supply contracted demand for our silk and pupa for production of their current and future product development. We have large confirmed orders for our silk cocoons from a Japanese buyer. We can provide our joint venture partners with a stable supply of Eri silk pupa powder at a below-market price.
In sub-Saharan Africa, there are over 24.9 million people in need of humanitarian aid. Kenya is seen as a stable economy and is used by organizations like UNHCR to offer asylum to refugees.
Their main meal majorly consists of beans and maize, which coincidentally is the staple diet for most urban and rural homes in Kenya. This diet is known to leads to malnutrition. Maize is the most important cereal crop in Kenya and dominates the carbohydrates intake. Maize is often unavailable and highly rain-dependent. We will introduce our high protein flour, cereals, and nutritional supplement to improve the nutritional intake to combat malnutrition.
Silk pupa has numerous advantages as a protein source over meat; plant-based alternatives and commercial insect production to create a better food system. Silkworms being a superfood like crickets and mealworms are packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and protein. We envision our silk pupa as the next replacement for soy and whey products.