Recycling feces of worm

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Recycling feces of worm: Recycling feces of silkworm by feeding cows

Dushanbe, Tadjikistán
Year Founded:
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
< $1,000
Scaling strategies launched within the past 6 months:
Trainings, Consultation
Open Sourcing
Industry Standards (labels, certification, awards, etc.)
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

We fed cows with feces of silkworm and we got higher quality milk from cows.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

If we use feces of silkworm as fodder for cows we can save our food resources and it provide a sustainable development.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

From one farmer 500 kg of feces of silkworm is produced every year. It is thrown as trash and polluting environment. We have also limited food sources for cows. Farmers in Tajikistan are not in very good conditions. Most of them also have cows.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Using feces will prevent pollution. It will save money of farmers. It increases from 3 to 7 % butter fat content. It keep cows worm in winter. It will also make profit to budget country.


It got 1st place in ISWEEEP (International project olympiad) in Houston-Tx
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Before starting these project we heard that one farmer sow that a sheep was eating from mass of feces of silkworm. We collected some data about this and we proposed a hypothesis. Our hypothesis is 'Feces of silkworm can be used as food for cows and it increase quality of milk'.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

We choose 5 cows. We fed them with bran for two days. We took their milk. Next two days we fed them with feces of silkworm and took their milk samples again. We had their milk tested for butter-fat content. And we got following results. Milk samples Control (%) (with bran) Test (%) (with feces) Expected Average 1st 4,5 10 3.2- 6.0 % 2nd 8,0 10 3.2- 6.0 % 3rd 7,0 10 3.2- 6.0 % 4th 15 22 3.2- 6.0 % 5th 15 22 3.2- 6.0 % We will save nature and save food.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

We found that feces is beneficial for cows. In the future it can be packaged and sold in markets. I believe that it can be used as a remedy. It is be new food sources for cows. Cows will be the first step of project. Both cows and human are mammals. It can also be beneficial for human.
Funding: How is your project financially supported?: 
individual donations or gifts - 50%
foundation or NGO grants - 50%

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Tons of feces of silkworm is produced by farmers. For example one farmer got 155 kg cocoon and he also got 400 kg feces. He is giving 3kg feces everyday. It is sufficient for 4,5 months for feeding one cow.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

In 23th of May we prepared video of our project with my Student Azizjon Saydullaev and uploaded to youtube to participate competition in 'village to raise a child' Without this, we read from internet that feces was used as remedy for people in ancient China. It was used for people to treat some illnesses.

Founding Story

One day one farmer sow that a sheep is eating feces of silkworm from a mass of feces of silkworm. That is we inspired from this farmer to study on this project.