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1 Using VitaGoat & SoyCow Systems - also featuring the SolarFlex Dryer Improved Food Security and Rural Employment with Local Processing of Soy

2 MM: Improved Food Security with Local Processing of Soy Malnutrition is highest in rural areas Roads and industrial infrastructure are poor in rural areas Small-scale local processing is ideal: Lowest-cost complete protein foods are produced in the local communities VitaGoat and SoyCow food enterprises provide employment for unskilled women Enterprises become self-sufficient within one year Other low-cost, simple health interventions can be provided in tandem Micro-nutrient fortification (1/4 cent per dose) De-worming medicine (4 cents per year) Soymilk being made near Eldoret, Kenya

3 Why are Soyfoods Ideal for Development? Large variety of locally processed low-cost foods Soymilk, tofu, soy yogurt, sour soymilk (low-cost dairy alternatives) Okara (soybean pulp) can be added to foods or sold for feed Provides local jobs & training through sustainable micro-enterprise Nutritional Uses Safe hydration through high-temperature process Micronutrient delivery capability Ideal HIV/AIDS protein nutrition and weaning foods Environmentally friendly 20 times more efficient with respect to land and energy usage Up to 10 times more efficient with respect to water usage

4 2 Diet, Energy and Global Warming; Gidon Eshel and Pamela A. Martin; Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (December 2005) School children getting soymilk in Uganda

5 1. Virtual water trade to Japan and in the world, T. Oki, M. Sato, A. Kawamura, M. Miyake, S. Kanae, and K. Musiake Grinding soaked soybeans in Tanzania, before making soymilk

6 Environmental Sustainability & Increased Income: Local Cultivation of Soybeans Numerous studies have shown that soybeans can greatly benefit small landholders in many regions in Africa and Asia can be added as an alternate crop to prevalent rice, maize and cassava Can directly increase farmers income through sale of the soy crop for local use Can indirectly increase the farmer's income via improved nitrogen fixation and resultant productivity increase for rice, maize and cassava Improves the soil and reduces need for fertilizer

7 VitaGoats / SoyCows Existing Committed (2013) February 2013 VitaGoat, SoyCow and SolarFlex Installations by Region SolarFlex Dryers Existing Committed (2012)

8 The VitaGoat System VitaGoat System PedalPro – Cycle Grinder Water Pump Filter Press Multi-fuel Boiler Pressure Cooker

9 Today VitaGoat technology transfer to India completed in 2006; to Thailand in 2010; to Myanmar in 2013; training and support centers operational in India, Myanmar & Africa (5) MM has installed over 200 VitaGoats & SoyCows in 18 African countries, India, Thailand, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Brazil, Myanmar & North Korea New-generation SoyCow models are available (Electric hybrids of the VitaGoat optimized for soymilk) New-generation PedalPro systems are available to grind soybeans and other produce, as well as generate DC electricity and pump water Projects in Liberia, North Korea, Malawi and Myanmar are seeing the most growth, currently Interest in the VitaGoat and SoyCow, as a vehicle for community development, continues to increase Soymilk for children and HIV patients at Embangweni Hospital, Malawi

10 Projects in Africa Our partner DAPP in Malawi has one of the largest new African projects- 10 new systems in transit to add to 4 now operating Their sister organization ADPP in Mozambique also installed 4 new systems (part of Humana) Both have Soy Processing Centres where they make and sell various soy food products Partnership with TSBF in Kenya continues One new Goat for Burundi and one for Congo Our ninth VitaGoat in rural Liberia will be installed in t April 2013 School child in Malawi gets fresh soymilk

11 Project in Liberia 5-year project initiated in November 2010 Sub-contract to OIC International, funded by USAID – Food for Peace 5 VitaGoats now installed, four more soon, plus six Small Farm SolarFlex dryers For first five VitaGoats installed, 50 jobs created Women selling soymilk at the roadside, Grand Geddeh county, western Liberia

12 Projects in Asia North Korea: First Steps 10 new SoyCows installed in 2012, total of 79 Myanmar – four systems for ZOA/WCM to be added in Feb/Mar; to make eight India – 3 new systems in 2011/12 with 2 new partners Children drinking fresh soymilk in Yangon

13 Our Partners and Sponsors African Development Bank / Ghana Africare (USA) Alpro N.V. (Belgium) BISWA (India) Child Haven – Donner Canadian Foundation DAPP / PlanetAid (Malawi & Mozambique) First Steps (Canada) OIC International (USA) WISHH (USA) World Bank Devt Marketplace ZOA / World Concern


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