Implementing Resource Recovery from waste for Reuse (RRR) businesses and related feasibility studies

The objective of the combined projects is to enhance safe use of MSW, excreta and wastewater in agriculture as revenue source for the waste or sanitation value chain. To achieve that, 4 PPPs are at various stages of development under the WaFo and CapVal projects of IWMI to produce e.g. 700 tons of Fortifer in Ghana in two co-composting plants, one plant to convert organic solid waste into low-cost fuel (1,000 tons of briquettes) and one on the use of wastewater treatment ponds for aquaculture. The project also includes a BMZ funded marketing strategy for Fortifer. 

Urban waste recycling Ghana (CapVal)

The project, CapVal, proposes three resource recovery and reuse solutions that have a high potential to incentivize local sanitation planning and management in Ghana, reduce waste transport costs, support the lifetime of landfills, and reduce environmental impacts.

From Waste to Food (Wafo), Ghana

The essense of the project is to enhance safe use of  excreta in agriculture as a means for managing feacal sludge (FS)  and as revenue source for the sanitation value chain. To achieve that, this project will kick-start a production plant capable of producing 1,000 tons of fecal based fertilizer material, Fortifer in Ghana. The project will establish appropriate partnerships and detailed business plan for the business. It will ensure the necessary certification from the Ghanaian government and come up with a national marketing plan for Fortifer in two cities. This project will demonstrate that Fortifier technology improves the sustainability of the sanitation value chain by generating a revenue stream, which measurably improves cities? fecal sludge management.

Marketing an Innovative Fortifer

Increasing population coupled with rapid urbanization has greatly accelerated the waste generation rate in developing countries whereas insufficient collection and inappropriate disposal of liquid and solid wastes result in water, land and air pollution, and pose risks to human health and the environment.  IWMI has developed innovative excreta-based fertilizer formulations collectively described as Fortifer pellet tailored for different agricultural uses. Fortifer is a safe, efficient and cost effective organic fertilizer pellet produced from fecal sludge and other waste streams such as domestic and agricultural waste that can be blended with additional input materials to enhance nutrient value. The overall goal of this project is to promote a wider use of Fortifer pellets in the agricultural sector and to design marketing strategies that support and enable small and medium scale private enterprises engaged in the production of organic fertilizer pellets to effectively market and introduce Fortifer for agricultural use in Ghana.