Black Gold Farm Manure
Supporting food security with effective organic fertiliser
Black Gold Farm Manure uses local resources such as chicken manure and organic farm residues to produce natural fertiliser via composting. The initiative trains women employed in their farm as well as local farmers in the manufacture of the product, which is then sold by the enterprise throughout Malawi.
Farmers ensure better yields by using the natural fertiliser. They also benefit form the enterprise’s village banking groups that assist them in purchasing chicken and train them on environmental conservation.
Black Gold Farm Manure is helping to improve food security and increase farmers’ income in Malawi by stimulating them to produce, apply and sell anatural organic fertiliser that generates better harvests. Via village banking groups, it offers loans to farmers to start into fertiliser production.
Dreamlight provides technical support through training sessions and offering updated information on environmental issues.
The Ministry of Agriculture shares technical support and useful information.
Agro Inn supplies the initiative with seeds for agricultural model plots.
The 2015 SEED Awards in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia are supported by the Government of Flanders, which is active in Southern Africa.