Nigeria has introduced a new technology that will transform waste from poultry farms into manure for crop cultivation, a method expected to curb the environmental hazards associated with the country's current waste disposal process and yield huge income for farmers, according to the government.
The technology was revealed during the opening of a new, 80-hectare poultry farm estate, Erikorodo, in Ikorodu, Lagos. “Waste from poultry is supposed to be managed properly," said poultry facilitator Saba Gbolahan. "What [poultry farmers] do is gather the waste and set it on fire when it is dry, which is not healthy enough. We are going to help them manage it properly with a new technology that will enable them transform the waste into manure, bag it and sell to crop farmers. The manure produced is even richer and better than fertilizer.”
The technology and the new farm are meant to revamp the poultry production business in the state of Lagos.