Mi – Meat Processing Enterprise
I am Anabire Anthony and I hold a Bachelor of Education in Computer Science from Catholic University in Ghana. I have a strong interest in the production of high quality meat goods and to set new standards for food safety, greater confidence, and a more enjoyable consumer experience in Ghana.
USD $6 of $6,000 goalRaised by 2 backers
Our primary goal is to produce, process, package and sell high quality premium brand products that meet strict health standards, and to discourage the consumption of unhealthy meat products.
We are currently in consultation with the Ghana Standards Authority and the Food and Drugs Authority for training, routine inspections and proper production of meat products to reduce diseases and the incidence of contaminated food. We are aiming to set a benchmark for food safety in our industry with a reliable product that has satisfied stringent quality assurance procedures.
Our safety protocols will include health and safety requirements for animal farming, slaughtering and delivery. We are finalizing a deal with the University for Development Studies Abattoir for the final washing and cutting into sizes that we can handle safely at our packaging facility, and to reduce waste.
We have secured 2 acres of land on which we will trial good animal husbandry procedures so that we can then apply them to other farms that supply us with product. We are in talks with a local farmer for this purpose so that we cover the total supply process with stringent quality processes to maximize consumer trust and consumption experience.
Mi – Meat Processing Enterprise
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I am working on some ideas for a distinctive brand that adequately reflects the quality of our consumer products.
Our facilities include:
- Meat processing and packaging plant meeting high standards of health and safety; and
- 2 acres of land for the development of animal husbandry protocols.
Our market is all consumers of meat. We wish to provide school children with specialized packaged products that can be safely carried, stored and consumed.
I am looking forward to the assignment of a mentor to help me through the business planning and operations, and in the implementation of our website where I can showcase our products for sale, to process the orders and payments, and to handle shipments.
I am excited!
This project contains one or more elements of the 17 United Nations initiatives for sustainability.
We are carefully planning our role in developing sustainability measures over time. The disposal of organic waste is a major challenge and is essential for the environment. We are planning to build a bio-gas plant in the future to convert waste to energy for our facility. We will also implement solar power capabilities to improve supply reliability (especially for our freezer integrity) and to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible. We realize that the meat industry is a high contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and we will research every opportunity to reduce this as much as we can.
Good water management is also vital. We are planning some changes to our meat processing procedures to minimize water consumption, and to implement recycling for secondary use.
Cleanliness is everything in this business and we are evaluating ecologically friendly biocides to reduce toxicity in our waste water and hence the environment.
Bachelor of Education, Computer Science, Catholic University
Our funding requirements include:
- Business registration and trademark registration, GHS1,000 or about USD250.
- Processing equipment including refrigerators, freezers, meat cutters, choppers and grinders, sausage stuffer, vacuum packaging machine and other equipment, GHS10,000 or USD2,200.
- Rent for the first year, GHS1,200 or about USD270.
- Packaging materials (containers and linings), GHS2,000 or about USD450.
- Work benches and small cutting utensils, GHS5,000 or about USD1,100.
- Computers, scanner, printers and other office equipment and supplies, GHS5,000 or about USD1,100.
- Operating expenses for the first 3 months, GHS3,000 or about USD700.
- This totals GHS27,200 or about USD6,000.
I know this is a lot, but I am committed to the improvement of meat handling in Ghana so that consumers confidently buy our products in the knowledge they are safe for them and for their children.