Curaçao is a net importer of pork. The consumption and import of pork increases over the years, mainly due to the demands by the expanding and flourishing tourist sector.
On the island a continuous flow of food waste/food surplus derives from the processes in food-service, hotels, hospitality and retailing businesses.
Currently, the food waste is sent to the landfill, which leads to a waste of valuable nutrients with negative environmental impacts (like methane production). On the other hand all animal feed needs to be imported which makes animal husbandry relatively expensive. Consequently, the local production and processing sector for meat is organised in a low-tech and small scale manner.
Responsible pork production
The opportunity that will be explored in the project, is to design a small scale circular eco-feed chain for responsible pork production at Curaçao using processed surplus food as a source for nutritious feed, and a source for a premium quality pork meat.