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).
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.