Compost Manure/Fertilizer Production from food waste to reduce green house gas production (methane gas) in landfills
Compost Manure/Fertilizer Production from food waste to reduce green house gas production (methane gas) in landfills
This project proposal is aimed at addressing the thematic area stated by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF)-Small Grants Programme (SGP) in efforts to address environmental issues such as Climate change and Global warming in Botswana.GEF/SGP programme provides a platform for Community Based Organization (CBOs), Civil Society Organization (CSOs) to address environmental challenges by funding their ideas and implementing them on the ground. Green Habitat Botswana wishes to kick start a project of producing green compost manure/fertilizers from food left over(waste) from Hotels, restaurants, homesteads and any food production company to reduce the rate of waste that is dumped at lands fill which contributes to emission of greenhouse gases(Methane gas). Food waste will be collected three times a week from the places mentioned above to the compost pit, where it will be mixed with organic leaves from plants, saw dust from timber and water to start the composting procedure. The project will be carried out in conjunction with Botswana University Of Agriculture and Natural Resource (BUAN) in Sebele Content Farm, the target community will be the students of BUAN, Farmers, Backyard Gardeners. The innovation behind this will also help in reducing the bad odor from landfills; reduce green house gases that causes climate change and producing compost manure through smart innovative agro solutions.
The objective of the project is aimed at addressing the impact of climate through the use of Climate smart innovative agro-ecology measure, this achievable through raising awareness, workshops and trainings. The specific project objectives are as follows;

? Reduce food waste from landfills and fertilizes barren land for food production

? Reduce the production of greenhouse gases caused by food waste at landfills

? Enhance soil fertility for food production

? Encourage the use of Organic fertilizers

? Facilitate Environmental awareness to the students, farmers and the general public

? To build working relations with the donors of GEF/SGP for future projects and funding.

Expected Outcomes

• Increase organic food production because of compost/organic manure production

• Decrease in food waste at landfills

• Rehabilitation of 50 hectares degraded land using organic manure

• Good health and well being for local community.

• Increased use of organic manure instead inorganic manure by farmers

• A strong with the stakeholders and partners
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Project Snapshot

Green Habitat Botswana Society
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 34,667.54
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 1,351.10
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 720.61
Project Number:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
During the trainings and workshops on compost manure production, the public will be made aware of the trainings and women, youth and the disabled will be argued to take part so that they acquire more knowledge and skills. Through the consultation with the SGP office efforts will be made to hold Women based workshops to encourage women to be hands on at a large scale. The project will be communicated to the public through the use of social media, radio interviews and using Government platform
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
From project inception, implementation to decommissioning there will be media coverage to make people aware of the great initiative that Green Habitat Botswana is doing in combating and education local on challenges brought forth by climate change and how to mitigate them, the use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter will be essential in reaching a high er level of youth, Seminar and public consultation meetings will be held quarterly to give feedback to the local community and also receive comments and suggestion from key stakeholders and the citizens
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Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator


P.O.Box 502733, Gaborone

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Abigail Engleton
+267 363-3767
Mr Baboloki Autlwetse


UN Building, Government Enclave Corner Khama Crescent & President Drive P O Box 54
Gaborone, SADC