Terra Nova Waste to Farming
Using urban solid waste to promote organic farming
Terra Nova Waste to Farming receives urban waste from the municipality, which is then sorted and the organic matter is used to produce compost, a natural fertiliser. The compost is sold to small local farms, city households and the municipality to be used for farming and gardening.
The natural fertiliser provided by the initiative enables significantly improved crop yields that consequently generate more revenues for local farmers. Terra Nova supports social rehabilitation by mainly employing underprivileged people.
The enterprise aims to reduce urban solid waste of Beira by 50% - 60% within four years, and creates significant environmental benefits by curtailing the use of chemical fertilisers in local farming.
Terra Nova Waste to Farming Farming is a private limited company that develops a natural fertiliser from organic urban waste.
CMB – Municipality of Beira offers land and organic waste materials, and exempts Terra Nova from taxes.
FUSP – Freesian Urban Sanitation Program funds the Terra Nova pilot project and shares expertise on latrine composting.
The 2015 SEED Awards in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia are supported by the Government of Flanders, which is active in Southern Africa.