Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Vietnam, 2019

ISBN: 9786027060470


Investigation into Agro-Food Waste Beneficiation in Kansanga – Central Region in Kampala, Uganda

Onu Peter
University of Johannesburg

Charles Mbohwa
University of Johannesburg

Agricultural waste generation poses a significant challenge to food security and threatens the social and environmental stability of the world ecosystem. There is little or no support from the government with regards to policies, resources mobilization and strategies to motivates waste reclamation, or to support its use as raw materials for industrial resources/clean energy generation. Pre-existing designs for wastes handling proved too expensive, inaccessible, and with a low-performance throughput. The focus of this research is toward the development of a waste management strategy and scheme which emphasize the conversion of reusable wastes to energy, in Uganda. In the present paper, the author's analyses the availability organic waste resources, around the city of Kampala in Uganda. Animal Dung & Biomedical-degradable Wastes (ADBD), and Vegetables, seeds & Fruit- peel Wastes (VSFP) were sourced from different hot-spots. Fruit peels, seeds, corn cob, sugarcane bagasse, rice husk, groundnut shells, as well as animal droppings, and wastes from abattoirs, market centers, restaurants, homes, and industries fall into the categories of ADBD and VSFP waste selected for the study. Bio methanol gas which was derived from the ADBD and VSFP substrate gave 52.4% and 48.6% respectively. Effective waste collection, and management is needed to transform the huge agricultural propensity and waste generation for socio-economic and environmental gain.

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    author = {Peter, Onu and Mbohwa, Charles},
    title = {Investigation into Agro-Food Waste Beneficiation in Kansanga – Central Region in Kampala, Uganda},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Vietnam, 2019},
    year = {2019},
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