Manufacturing organic fertiliser from organic waste in rural Malawi
Green Ventures collects organic wastes from smallholder farmers and households for recycling via composting into high quality organic fertiliser. It then sells the nutrient-rich, eco-friendly, safe and affordable organic fertiliser back to smallholder farmers as an alternative to chemical and environmentally-harmful fertilisers which acidify soils in the long-term.
The enterprise partners with organic wastes suppliers, local NGOs, and intends to work with government field extension officers to enhance the opportunity for smallholder farmers to practice sustainable, eco-friendly agriculture.
Agricentre is a marketing agency that provides information, awareness-raising and sensitisation on the benefits of organic fertiliser to smallholder farmers.
Umoza Sunflower Cooperative supplies Green Ventures with sunflower cake, a nutrient-rich leftover from sunflower oil extraction for organic fertiliser production.
The SEED Africa Awards 2019 in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and SEED South Africa Climate Adaptation Awards 2019 in South Africa are sponsored by the Government of Flanders.