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Nothing left to waste : the prospects for faecal sludge-based organic fertiliser in Bangladesh

This paper focuses on a study undertaken by BRAC WASH to treat and safely use faecal material from double-pit latrines as an organic fertiliser for rice and other crops.

The study investigated the removal of pathogens from pit waste through simple solar drying and conducted field trials of faecal sludge-based fertilisers. The results are promising and a market survey showed high levels of interest amongst farmers and fertiliser dealers for safe, affordable organic products to supplement the use of chemical fertilisers. BRAC has applied to the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council for an organic fertiliser permit.

TitleNothing left to waste : the prospects for faecal sludge-based organic fertiliser in Bangladesh
Publication TypeResearch Report
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsDey, D, Haque, R, Kabir, B, Kvarnström, E, McIntyre, P, S. Ubaid, F
Pagination15 p. : 5 fig., 2 tab.
Date Published09/2015
PublisherIRC and BRAC
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

This paper focuses on a study undertaken by BRAC WASH to treat and safely use faecal material from double-pit latrines as an organic fertiliser for rice and other crops.

The study investigated the removal of pathogens from pit waste through simple solar drying and conducted field trials of faecal sludge-based fertilisers. The results are promising and a market survey showed high levels of interest amongst farmers and fertiliser dealers for safe, affordable organic products to supplement the use of chemical fertilisers. BRAC has applied to the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council for an organic fertiliser permit.

Citation Key79947

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