Health, Sanitation and Food Security Project

by Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation
Feb 13, 2013

Using Human Waste as Fertilizer to grow vegetables

Using human waste
Using human waste

This period we are able to use the human waste we collected from the dry, ecosan toilets to fertilize the crops grown by our farmers. Before using the fertilizer we ensure that it is safe and hygienic through laboratory testing. We found out that vegetables like eggplant, squash, bitter-gourd and moringa grows well when fertilized with human waste. Besides it is free and readily available and it is ecologically-appropriate. We will continue teaching our small-scale farmers to use human waste in this manner. Aside from saving on money to buy expensive fertilizer, the problem of health because of open defecation is minimized and the environment is safe for children to play because human waste is no longer present.


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Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation

Location: Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental - Philippines
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Elmer Sayre
Executive Director
Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental Philippines

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