Maima General Dealers Ltd

Producing environmentally friendly fertiliser from chicken waste
2019 SEED Africa Award Sustainable Agriculture Lusaka, Zambia

Initially a traditional poultry farmer, Maima General Dealers has added an additional product line producing organic fertiliser produced from its chicken manure. They collect and pay for waste from a network of other poultry farmers.

The organic fertiliser produced from the manure is sold to local subsistence farmers who cannot afford the conventional organic fertiliser for whom it ensures improved farming yields.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Maima relieves farmers from the pressure of managing poultry waste and provides an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical fertiliser.
  • Producing affordable organic fertiliser for marginalised rural small holder farmers thereby improving their agricultural yields and food security

  • Composting chicken manure to avoid harmful effects to crops and plants, health risks and pollution of ground water and land

  • Providing local farmers with additional income from buying their chicken manure
  • Selling affordable organic fertiliser to smallholder farmers that improves their agricultural yield and thus income



This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

DNK General Consultancy provides Maima General Dealers with advice on eco-inclusive enterprise development, business management and partnerships.

The national youth council helps Maima General Dealers access government support such as training, funding and advice on regulatory compliance and supports marketing of its operations to key stakeholders.

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