BRAC WASH has researched how to develop a viable process for faecal sludge-based organic fertiliser.
|Title||Nothing left to waste : the prospects for faecal sludge-based organic fertiliser in Bangladesh|
|Publication Type||Research Report|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Dey, D, Haque, R, Kabir, B, Kvarnström, E, McIntyre, P, S. Ubaid, F|
|Pagination||15 p. : 5 fig., 2 tab.|
|Publisher||IRC and BRAC|
|Place Published||The Hague, The Netherlands|
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.