Overcoming the high cost of fertilizer while cleaning the environment

Women farmer planting crops

Across Africa, small-scale farmers find the cost of fertilizer prohibitively high. To overcome this cost, women farmers in Bakau, The Gambia are making compost from fruits and vegetables that have been discarded. The farmers are not only saving money and producing their own organic fertilizer, but they are also finding innovative solutions to further reduce waste. For example, the farmers are also using discarded nut husks to make efficient fuel briquettes, to reduce reliance on charcoal. Learn more about this community’s waste management initiatives and projects.

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