The second phase of the project to convert household waste into fertiliser in Worofla, Ivory Coast, is starting. The initiative will train 110 young people in the production of biofertilisers for organic farming.
News on the project to convert household waste into fertiliser in Worofla, Ivory Coast. The second phase of the project was launched on 5 September 2022, following an agreement signed in Abidjan between the Youth Employment Agency (AEJ), the National Waste Management Agency (ANAGED) and the Worofla town hall.
This part of the project includes the training of 110 young people from Worofla in the production of compost enriched with hygienic cosubstrates, as well as in biofertilisation techniques based on enriched compost. According to the agreement signed on 5 September 2022, AEJ will provide the training. The objective is to promote job creation in waste management in this locality, located in the centre of Ivory Coast.
A phase that will last 2 years
This part of the project will also allow for the completion of the comfort works of the composting unit built during phase I, the construction of a borehole equipped with a solar pump and the setting up of a demonstration field of the fertilizing value of the compost with a view to ensuring the unit’s autonomy.
Phase II of the Worofla household waste recovery project will be completed in September 2024. The entire project will cost 149.5 million CFA francs, or almost 228,000 euros. Of this funding, 59.4 million CFA francs (more than 90,500 euros) will be provided by the AEJ. The other part is covered by Anaged.
This part of the project comes five years after the end of the first phase, in 2017. In addition to the construction of a household waste composting unit, it has enabled the establishment of a waste collection system, creating 57 direct jobs. Households in Worofla have also been equipped to sort waste at source. The state co-financed this first phase with the Swiss embassy and the Worofla town hall, for a total amount of 212 million CFA francs, the equivalent of 323,000 euros.