We exhibited again this year, as we did last year, at the Agriculture Fair in Mzuzu, Malawi.
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Last year, we exhibited a model of a toilet, manure made from the toilet, photos of our activities and distributed leaflets.
In addition, this year, more farmers participated in our project and we were able to display crops grown using manure made from urine (We call it ELSaN manure).
The number of people expressing aversion to manure made from human urine seemed to have decreased even more compared to last year. The fact that people were able to hold actually grown crops in their hands seemed to have dispelled not only their aversion but also their concerns about their health. As shown in the picture below (9th picture), the number of E. coli bacteria in the toilets we built was only detected at a level that was not a health problem. By also displaying the results of field trials (10th photo), we were able to show that manure made from human waste promotes crop growth at a level almost comparable to that of common fertilisers.
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