An effective and economic system of livestock waste treatment with generation of biogas
An effective and economic system of livestock waste treatment with generation of biogas
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Tristhi Livestock Coopeartive Society Limited was set up on the 25th of September, 2008. The Society comprises of 25 registered members who are engaged in the rearing of dairy cows, bulls, goats, sheep and poultry. 8 members have opted to have a waste treatment facility set up on their farm.

The livestock farms generate solid waste and wastewater resulting from washing of cows, byres and milking equipment. The solid waste is scraped manually from the floor of byres and carted away to be stacked in the open. The wastewater is conveyed through drains/pipes and stored in a pit. Presently there is a risk that nutrients and organic substances contained in the solid waste and wastewater find their way into ground and surface water by run-off and leaching. This may lead to serious pollution problems.

The objective of this project is to set up an effective and economic system for the treatment of livestock wastes generated by the farm operation and to encourage the use of natural methods of converting wastes into stable by-products that can be utilised as fuel, fertilizer, feed and other biomass. It will also allow the farmers to benefit from biogas and make savings on bottled LPG gas whose price has greatly increased during the past months.

The system will also generate bio-slurry which is rich in nutrients that form excellent fertilizer for fodder crops. This will enhance the production of good quality fodder and other crops.

Finally this project will bring about a significant improvement in the environment through reduction of the surface, air and groundwater pollution problems associated with animal waste that are left to decompose under natural conditions in a residential area.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Tristhi Livestock Cooperative Society Limited
Country:
Mauritius
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
International Waters
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 5,687.00
Project Number:
MAR/SGP/OP4/Yr3/CORE/09/01
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Impact
Hopefully these projects will have an impact on government's policy
Notable Community Participation
The beneficiaries will be involved from the very outset in the overall planning regarding the setting up of the waste treatment facility. They will also be participating in project implementation and responsible for the safe keeping of construction materials on site. The ultimate success of the project will depend on the farmers, as they will be responsible for the proper maintenance of the waste treatment facility in the day-to-day running of their farm.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Tonnes of CO2 decreased or avoided by energy efficient and renewable energy technologies or applying environmentally sustainable transport practices introduced by SGP Project 3531

Partnership

AREU

Grantee Contact

Mr Mehess Bharath
Phone: 4188702
 

Address

Salazie Road, Brisee Verdiere

SGP Country office contact

Mrs. Pamela Bapoo-Dundoo
Phone:
(230) 213 53 84
Fax:
(230) 212 14 11
Email:

Address

2nd Floor, Sugar Industry Pension Fund Building, 1 Remy Ollier Street
Port Louis, Mauritius

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