Black Gold Farm Manure

Supporting food security with effective organic fertiliser
2015 SEED Africa Award Winner Sustainable Agriculture Lilongwe, Malawi

Black Gold Farm Manure uses local resources such as chicken manure and organic farm residues to produce natural fertiliser via composting. The initiative trains women employed in their farm as well as local farmers in the manufacture of the product, which is then sold by the enterprise throughout Malawi.

Farmers ensure better yields by using the natural fertiliser. They also benefit form the enterprise’s village banking groups that assist them in purchasing chicken and train them on environmental conservation.

Black Gold Farm Manure is helping to improve food security and increase farmers’ income in Malawi by stimulating them to produce, apply and sell anatural organic fertiliser that generates better harvests. Via village banking groups, it offers  loans to farmers to start into fertiliser production.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Black Gold Farm Manure is helping to improve food security and increase farmers’ income in Malawi by stimulating them to produce, apply and sell natural organic fertiliser that generates better harvests.
  • Supporting farmers to produce and sell organic fertiliser To generate additional household income.
  • Empowering women through training sessions on the production of natural fertilizers made from chicken manure and organic farm residues.
  • Contributing to increased food security in the region.
  • Reducing deforestation in the area by offering a substitute for artificial fertilizers acquired with income generated by selling trees.
  • Diminishing soil contamination by ensuring less usage of artificial fertilizers.
  • Providing training sessions on environmental conservation.
  • Strengthening the value chain of natural fertilisers by offering loans to farmers entering production.
  • Stimulating the local economy through improved harvests, benefitting producers, intermediaries and consumers.

 

Partners

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.

Dreamlight provides technical support through training sessions and offering updated information on environmental issues.

The Ministry of Agriculture shares technical support and useful information.

Agro Inn supplies the initiative with seeds for agricultural model plots.

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