Project Profile

RRR Implementation in West Africa

Duration : January 1, 2006 - December 31, 2016

To close the nutrient cycle which is an important regulatory ESS, the project will enhance safe use of excreta in agriculture which will also help to generate revenues for the sanitation value chain. To achieve that, this project will kick-start several production plants in Ghana, with the first one (under WaFo) capable of producing up to 1,000 tons of fecal based fertilizer material, Fortifer. The project will establish appropriate partnerships and a detailed business plan for the production through a PPP with the Municipality of Tema and a leading local sanitation enterprise. It will ensure the necessary product certification from the Ghanaian government and come up with a marketing plan for Fortifer in two cities. This project will demonstrate that Fortifier technology improves the sustainability of the sanitation value chain by generating a revenue stream. From the program perspective, the actual implementation of a closed-loop process allows significant learning elements which will help similar projects and the formulation of investment plans. Under CapVal, we plan for three additional plants for fecal sludge, municipal solid waste and wastewater reuse (compost, fuel briquettes, and waste water use in aquaculture in three Ghanaian cities).

Location(s): Ghana
Project Contact: Nikiema, Josiane
Donor(s): IWMI Reserves

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI