Fish waste fertilizer a potential game changer
October 18, 2015 12:44 am
Fish waste value-added into a locally produced liquid organic fertiliser will soon be a commercial commodity in Fiji.
And its soil enriching non-chemical properties could be a potential game changer for crop farmers.
Entrepreneur, farmer and ex-British Army paratrooper Donald Pickering has been trialing the fish waste fertiliser project for three years.
It is funded by the European Union Increasing Agriculture Commodity Trade and facilitated SPC.
Pickering says the value-added, unrefined fish waste-turned soil enhancer “can help overcome serious soil deficiency issues.”
He says it has received positive feedback from Nadi Bay Herbs, Sabeto Organic Pawpaw Association and other farmers that are currently experiencing lethargic soil, not forgetting Wakaya Resort with their commercial-oriented organic ginger farms. All have trialed the nutrient booster.
Local farmers aside, Pickering says that a liquid organic fertiliser industry could benefit Fiji’s Agriculture sector.
He operates out of a factory in Wailada, Lami, located proximate to his fish processing suppliers.