Urine recovery for fertilizer production in Nigeria

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Until now, Nigerian farmers have relied on inorganic fertilizers for boosting crop yield, which in most cases are scarcely available, expensive, unsustainable and poses danger to the environment, water resources and human health. In addition, according to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report 2015, 34 million Nigerians still lack access to improved sanitation facilities. This leaves people with the option of open defecation and urination that contaminates ground and surface water resources and results in increase in incidences of water born diseases. Nigeria can tap into the already established link between sanitation, water and agriculture through the concept of ecological sanitation (ecosan) to address its water and sanitation challenges while also boosting agricultural productivity. Local farmers will benefit from the fertilizer product for improvement in crop yield in the long run and Nigeria's agricultural sector will be boosted. The project will also increase access to more environmental friendly and sustainable sanitation by poor communities in Nigeria. By given economic value to urine, income will be generated in the long run. To measure success, sample of the fertilizer produced will be applied on soya beans farm for two consecutive planting season. Soya beans growth will be monitored and yield evaluated at the end of each harvesting season. We will also test product with some local farmers to determine acceptance level.

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Sustainability and future plans

Our major customer segments are the local farmers, agro business people, agricultural institutes and government. We anticipate that over a period of four years, acceptance level would have increased and farmers would have started appreciating the use of urine fertilizer as an alternative to inorganic fertilizer. Therefore, our future plan would be to develop a model for scaling up fertilizer production from urine by advocating for the construction of more ecosan facilities in public places like markets, motor parks, schools and hospitals where it would be easier to source for raw materials. We would also do awareness creation to enhance acceptance and sensitization of the public on ecological sanitation. We are hoping to win this competition to secure an initial funds for this experimentation stage. Thereafter, we would design a business model for income generation from the urine fertilizer. We would construct a storage and laboratory facility. We hope to partner with the government, Ministries of Agriculture and Water Resources, bank of industry, other funding agencies etc to secure funding for take off of production.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

My name is Glory Amarachi Brendan-Otuojor, a Nigerian and born on the 4th of November, 1982. I hold a Master of Science in Environmental Science with specialisation in Environmental Planning and Management from UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, the Netherlands and a Bachelor of Science in Geography and Regional Planning from University of Uyo, Nigeria. I am also a participant of the CEWAS Start-up Programme for Water, Sanitation and Natural Resource Entrepreneurs 2015/2016 session by the International Centre for Water Management Services, Switzerland. In 2013, I was awarded the Netherlands Fellowship Programme to study for my masters degree in the Netherlands. By 2014, I participated in the NUFFIC idea competition for African Students in the Netherlands, I came 2nd among 8 finalist selected to pitch their ideas at the Africa Works Conference in the Netherlands in October, 2014 with an innovative concept to make water supply accessible to semi-urban areas in Nigeria. I am result oriented with expertise in Environmental Impact Assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessment, Environmental Risk Assessment, Plan implementation, Policy design, Monitoring and Evaluation and Research and data analysis. I have 8 years non-profit and private sector experiences and proven record of managing programmes, carrying out policy advocacy, building partnerships, engaging stakeholders, initiating new projects, writing project proposal, and conducting researches. I am a sustainable development advocate with interest in water, sanitation, climate change mitigation, innovation development, youth development and gender equity. I am a creative thinker, idea initiator and team player with strong ability to work independently and accomplish tasks within specified time. I am a lover of dynamism, diversity, capacity development and entrepreneurship.

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August 3, 2018 02:16

Dear Glory. I read your idea and i like oy. You have my support and i think we can work together. Endeed i am also working on organic input.

My idea, "Production of high quality biological inputs for an agroecological agriculture".

Please read my idea at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/16/12137 and consider supporting my idea with comments and votes!
My question is how should i include urine in my technologie so that to improve the quality of my organic fertilyser.
Good luck

Abu muni

June 10, 2018 11:33

The project is welcoming ideal, let's protect our environment.
However,you have to plan with the Agencies involved in agriculture. I support you and I cast my vote.All the best Best glory.

September 11, 2016 09:24

great idea. all the best

September 5, 2016 17:34

all the best.

August 28, 2016 19:43

Hi Glory, your experimental urine fertilizer is likely to enter the Nigeria Market withiut much difficulty especially when your planned partnership with government agencies like ministry of Agriculture and rural develpment is accomplished to drive the entry into framers cooperative and clubs.

however, from my previous trial of urine as bio-organic fertilizer applied for watermelon and tomato soil bed in February 2016, it appears that urine is rich in nitrogen and stimulate plant growth, but urine is deficient in phosphorous and potassium.

secondly, the beliefs and cultures of many people in Nigeria, does not show positive signal for use of urine, especially as people attach meaning to collection of urine.

this information does not implies that you should not conduct your proposed experimental project, but that urine is more rich in Nitrogen, and urine can produce adverse effect on fruit crops.
more innovative research is needed however to prove the benefit of urine as a low-cost macro nutrient to sustain farmers yield in Nigeria.

August 26, 2016 22:55

Hello comrade,
You have a great project no matter which side the competition may take it. I support it by votes and comments because I believe it can transform societies and bring sound solutions to social problems. Just don't give up!

July 27, 2016 09:53

nice initiative and a good way of recycling waste

June 28, 2016 23:51

This is great project no doubt, i have voted for you and implore you to read mine and show support.Together we can create a better society we all desired.


June 15, 2016 22:29

Urine as agricultural nutrients! There is so much to learn here. Anytime you need, my urine is available. Keep up with the innovation.

June 14, 2016 14:02

This is a good project, it will improve lives, great idea there. Wish you the best.
I have cast my vote for you!

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June 8, 2016 22:36

Hi Glory,

Congratulations on your project!

My project: Smart Solar Microgrid Street and Roadway Lighting has been also selected for Best Ideas 2016 category


I support your idea and wish you the best of luck. Am asking for your vote, I will also vote for your project idea.

Best Wishes!



June 8, 2016 11:14

Hie.....Glory I've given u ur second vote

congratulations on your project, I support it ...
Since we are friends here I voted for ur project idea Wishing u All the best

My project : Project dignity idea by Natasha Annie Tonthola was also selected. ..please kindly review it and VOTE for me too as I've done with yours


All the best is all I can wish for ur project

Natasha Annie Tonthola

June 8, 2016 11:08

Hie.....Glory I've given u ur second vote

congratulations on your project, I support it ...
Since we are friends here I voted for ur project idea Wishing u All the best

My project : Project dignity idea by Natasha Annie Tonthola was also selected. ..please kindly review it and VOTE for me too as I've done with yours


All the best is all I can wish for ur project

Natasha Annie Tonthola