Workshop on Composting for Sustainable Agriculture
The Fertile Grounds Initiative (FGI) in collaboration with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform is organizing a workshop on “Composting for Sustainable Agriculture: Facts, myths, potentials and business opportunities”, at CIAT, ICIPE Duduville Campus, Kasarani, Nairobi, Kenya on September 12 and 13, 2016.
The Fertile Grounds Initiative closely partners with the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and CIAT to deliver a series of workshops on conditions for improved nutrient recycling in East Africa. The overall ambition is to develop viable pathways of change towards a circular nutrient economy. The objective of this series is to enhance knowledge and create awareness about the potentials of organic nutrient sources in terms of quality and quantity for sustainable agricultural intensification, and the role of stakeholders and conditions for lasting success.
The aim of the workshop is to generate awareness on the potential of utilizing organic resources; create a network of people who are involved or interested in getting involved in composting projects; build upon existing expertise and experiences in waste management; and to increase knowledge on developing business models for resource recovery.
Participants will include various stakeholders from research, NGO’s, governmental organizations, private sector and networks with different experiences and expertise in organic resource management, and who can help to expand the knowledge and information.