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Improving management of manure and bio-slurry from household biogas plants through training of extension workers and “lead farmers”

Location: Malawi

Period: 2015

Impact area: Knowledge exchange, Awareness creation and Capacity building

Opportunity:

Additional to the Crop-Livestock Integrated Project (CLIP) provide training for extension workers and lead farmers on the sustainable use of biodigesters, better use of biogas surpluses, and on improving management of manure/bio-slurry to reduce SLCP emissions and enhance the value of the manure/bio-slurry as a fertilizer. Also provide training for the workers that install the digesters on improved methods of handling the slurry from the biogas plants.

Activities:

  1. Training of government extension workers, NGO technical staff and “lead farmers” in identifying appropriate biogas designs, maintaining the units and managing the slurry;
  2. Organizing specialized training and network meetings of extension officers.

Implementer: The CLIP program staff

Contact Regional Centre: Asaah Ndambi (A.Ndambi@cgiar.org)

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