Project Profile

Recovery of Nutrients and Organic Matter from Faecal Sludge for Food Production in Ghana

Duration : March 13, 2013 - March 31, 2015
(Extended to December 31, 2018)

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.

Location(s): Ghana
Project Contact: Nikiema, Josiane
Donor(s): Gates Foundation/Government of Ghana:072-11-01-GOG
Research Collaborator(s) : Danbort Company Ltd, Ghana Atomic Energy Consumption-Biotechnology and Nuclear Agricultural Research-(GAEC-BNARI), Rapha Consult, Training Research and Networking for Development(TREND),