From urine to abundance

Towards sustainable agriculture in Madagascar

Eric Andrianarivelo Razafy
Eric Andrianarivelo Razafy Antananarivo, MG

Project Overview

Our project focuses on creating a revolutionary fertilizer by combining compost and nitrified urine*, followed by fermentation. This unique method enriches the soil, boosts plant growth, and supports environmental sustainability. It's an innovative approach for productive and planet-friendly agriculture.

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  1. Stage 1:

    70.000 EUR

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    Establishing a network for collecting organic waste from restaurants, hotels, corporate canteens, and individuals. The donation will primarily be used for the purchase of 2 utility vehicles and bins dedicated to sorting at collection points.

  2. Stage 2:

    155.000 EUR

    0% funded

    - Purchase of a composting machine capable of transforming 1000kg of organic waste every 24 hours into 100 to 150kg of compost. This compost will then be rehydrated and oxygenated before being mixed with nitrified urine. Operating 24/7, this would result in the transformation of 30 tons of organic waste into compost each month, preventing it from ending up in landfills.

    - Purchase of a fermentation machine that accommodates nitrified urine and compost tea. The fermentation of nitrified urine and compost tea creates a rich and eco-friendly fertilizer, offering unique benefits for sustainable agriculture. This process increases the bioavailability of essential nutrients, allowing for more effective absorption by plants and thus stimulating their growth. At the same time, it enriches the soil with a diversity of beneficial microorganisms, improving its structure and health. This approach reduces reliance on chemical fertilizers, minimizes the ecological footprint of agriculture, and supports soil biodiversity, making fermentation a key step for productive and environmentally respectful farming.

  3. Finish Stage:

    185.000 EUR

    0% funded

    Complete and better size our laboratory equipment and urine nitrification setup. The main goal is thus to increase the size of our urine nitrification capacity, so that the overall production capacity is more consistent.

Step 1 is crucial: establishing a collection network for organic waste to produce quality compost. This rehydrated compost, combined with nitrified urine*, then fermented, will become an innovative ecological fertilizer. Funding vehicles and specific bins will enable the collection of waste necessary for our process, enriching the soils and promoting sustainable agriculture. This project marks the beginning of a commitment towards fewer chemical fertilizers and a healthy agricultural environment, supporting plant growth and soil biodiversity. Your contribution kicks off a vital sustainable initiative for our earth.

*Nitrified Urine: To simplify the explanation, urine has been recognized as a natural fertilizer since antiquity. For instance, storing urine to reduce the presence of pathogens has been a well-known practice. However, it is possible to have a more concentrated and much richer fertilizer with nitrification. The process involves selecting a mix of specific bacteria that will convert ammonia into nitrites and nitrites into nitrates (ideal for plants). All this while creating a favorable environment for their development (controlling pH and temperature, adding micronutrients, controlled oxygenation, etc.) to have the most effective product possible.
From urine to abundance
From urine to abundance
If implemented, step 2 would efficiently transform up to 30 tons of organic waste per month into compost, thanks to a dedicated machine, thus preventing its end in landfills. The significant transformation wouldn't stop there: fermentation tanks would then take over, mixing this rehydrated compost with nitrified urine.

The final product, a high-quality ecological fertilizer, would enrich the soil, promote vigorous plant growth, and improve the health of agricultural ecosystems. This process, if adopted, would promise a revolution in sustainable agricultural practices, marking a significant advance towards a greener future.
From urine to abundance
From urine to abundance
Reaching step 3, which involves completing and optimizing our laboratory equipment and urine nitrification process, would represent a decisive turning point for our project. By increasing the urine nitrification capacity, we could ensure a more consistent and large-scale production of our ecological fertilizer. This development would maximize the efficiency of our transformation process, making the fertilizer available for a wider expanse of agricultural land while reducing its production cost.

Such advancement would significantly increase our impact on sustainable agriculture in Madagascar. It could also contribute to an increase in agricultural productivity, better food security, and a reduction in the environmental impact of farming.

Furthermore, by demonstrating the viability and effectiveness of our method on a larger scale, we could inspire and encourage other regions in Africa to adopt similar practices, thus extending the positive impact beyond the borders of Madagascar.
From urine to abundance
Eric Andrianarivelo Razafy
Eric Andrianarivelo Razafy
Antananarivo, MG
Project manager - Communication / Investor

In Madagascar, visionaries are transforming human urine into an agricultural fertilizer, enriching the soil and securing food through urine nitrification. Support this journey towards sustainability; your help allows every drop to turn desolation into abundance.

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