waste to worth

Stimulating policy change for reduction of SLCPs by engaging farmers and local stakeholders in proper management and maintenance of bio-digesters and slurry from livestock manure

Location: Ethiopia

Period: 2015

Impact area: Policy Development and Knowledge exchange, Awareness creation and Capacity building

Opportunity: 

The Ministry of Water and Energy and of Agriculture develop a coherent manure policy including training elements of bio-digester maintenance and integrated manure management leading to proper manure application.
The OPC is additional to current programs of the Ethiopian government.

Activities: 

  1. Meetings with policy workers from three ministries (agriculture, energy and health);
  2. Field trips to show practical problems and advantages of manure application for crops;
  3. Trainings for extension workers and biogas technicians.

Implementer: 

  • Ethiopian Ministry of Water and Energy (National Biogas Program)
    Contact Regional Centre: Asaah Ndambi (A.Ndambi@cgiar.org)

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