COMPOST PLUS

An organic product that accelerates decomposition of organic material

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BF Burkina Faso
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About the project Edit

The COMPOST PLUS Activator is certified as an organic product that accelerates decomposition of organic material thereby reducing composting time.

It comes in granular form and stimulates activity in micro-organisms that will breakdown plants transforming them into a rich compost.

Compost Plus is effective in the breakdown of several plant biomass such as: millet, sorghum, sesame and corn stalks; rice and cotton straw; wild herbs, peanut shells; corn husks, etc. It comes in 2.5 kg bags.

En quoi ce projet est-il singulier et créatif

Traditionally in the country, composting is done with animal waste (cow dung). As cow dung is not always available, that means total breakdown of plant biomass for composting is not often possible.

The COMPOST PLUS Activator would, therefore, be a solution to this problem. Among another things, its unique and creative characteristics means that it:

. reduces composting time from six or nine months to two
. can produce compost any time of the year

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In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Promoting the use of organic compost in order to fight the depletion of natural resources, especially resources in soils. This helps to improve soil fertility that in turn will result in an increase of agricultural productivity. These actions would definitely contribute to improving living conditions in the country.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

This technology is very important and can be applied in rural areas to the delight of farmers.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

There were several triggering factors in the project’s development, including:

. the soaring prices of chemical fertilizer (peasants cannot afford chemical fertilizer)
. difficulty accessing chemical fertilizer (location)
. breakdown of resources in soil and their low levels of fertility
. drastic decrease in harvests

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

There were several triggering factors in the project’s development, including:

. the soaring prices of chemical fertilizer (peasants cannot afford chemical fertilizer)
. difficulty accessing chemical fertilizer (location)
. breakdown of resources in soil and their low levels of fertility
. drastic decrease in harvests

What is the business model of this project? Edit

A comparative technical-economic analysis between COMPOST PLUS Activator composting and composting traditionally used could reveal a simplified and profitable business model. As a result, farmers should show a renewed interest in the project.


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