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Fish waste fertilizer becoming a commercial commodity

October 15, 2015 6:17 pm

Fish waste value-added into a locally produced liquid organic fertilizer 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 successfully trialing a fish waste fertilizer project for three years, technically and partially funded and supported by the European Union Increasing Agriculture Commodity Trade (EU IACT).

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Backed by research and tested use of the organic soil stimulant, Pickering says the value-added, unrefined fish waste-turned soil enhancer “can help overcome serious soil deficiency issues.”

He says the response from farmers using the fertilizer has been extremely positive.

Pickering says that a liquid organic fertilizer industry could benefit Fiji’s Agriculture sector.

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