Farmers Optimistic Over Project Recycling Agricultural Waste

Farmers optimistic over project recycling agricultural waste|photo|the new times

By Michel Nkurunziza

Farmers are hopeful to generate additional income following the launch of a new eight-year project expected to turn cassava, banana, soya and vegetable waste into organic fertilizers, animal feeds, briquettes among other useful products.

Apart from boosting agriculture productivity and agribusiness, researchers said business and jobs will be created for waste collectors and those who can process them into secondary products.

This project which started Kamonyi district is financed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in partnership with ETH Zurich, a Swiss University and will look at both rural and urban wastes.

While rural areas are best for production of food, the urban areas have higher consumption and also generate a large number of wastes…Read more>>


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