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Mohamed Elemam • 2017 IFPRI Egypt Seminar Series: Food Loss and Waste in Egypt

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Mohamed Elemam • 2017 IFPRI Egypt Seminar Series: Food Loss and Waste in Egypt

  1. 1. Food Loss And Waste In Egypt ( Private Sector View) Eng. Mohamed Abdelaty Elemam Q.C & Q.A DEPT. MANAGER ALSHAMS AGRO GROUP FPRI EGYPT SEMINAR IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FAO "Food Loss and Waste in Egypt" October 25, 2017 FAO-EGYPT
  2. 2. Company Profile Al shams Agro Group  Alshams agro group is one of the biggest companies in middle east in fruit processing  The full capacity approx. 60.000 tons of concentrated , pulp, and NFC juice  Alshams has a very advanced filling plant to fill T.P jar and cans also fruit juice in glass and PET  Alshams has farms for mango , grape and organic orange, about 800 acres  Alshams factories has been stablished in 2013  Location : Ismailia – Al Tal Al kabeer – Wadi Al molak , 22 station
  3. 3. Type of wastes in the factories Waste S ol i d Waste Skin Seeds Peels Fiber Soft dropped fruit (3 %) Rejected fruit (1%) Li qui d Water Purified Rework Farm irrigation
  4. 4. Losses Percentages in the Factory S o l i d Waste percentages Orange 50 % Grape 25 % Mango 35 % Guava 20 % Pomegranate 50 % Strawberry 8% Soft dropped fruit 3 % Rejected fruit 1 %
  5. 5. Company’ Strategy To Reduce Fruit Losses and Wastes • Criteria to receive raw materials for each variety • Reducing post harvest handling processes • Reducing number of conveying chain and the distances between them inside the processing lines • Proper transportation system from farm to factories • Optimum utilization of production lines’ capacities • Better storage facilities and in proper ways for un-processed materials
  6. 6. Current Problems and challenges • More wastes than the factories’ storage capacity • Huge spaces are required to dry wastes for producing animal feed e.g. in case of tomatoes • Lower number of waste-based processing companies • High cost to transport waste from one place to another
  7. 7. Suggestions and Requirements to Reduce Losses and Waste • Increase awareness and attitudes toward waste utilization and its economic value • Supporting and establishment of waste-based processing companies • New policies e.g. reducing road crossing fees/tolls • Establishment separate waste processing units in factories • Growing specific fruit varieties for processing • Establishment of factories that are close by their raw materials
  8. 8. Water Treatment and Filtration Unit
  9. 9. Waste Storage Tanks
  10. 10. COMPOST
  11. 11. WASTE !!
  12. 12. WASTE !!
  13. 13. THANK YOU

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