Plant to Power in Burkina Faso

UN Environment
UN Environment
Publication Date:
22 July 2019
Burkina Faso, Energy

Young Champion of the Earth from 2017, Mariama Mamane, turns water hyacinth, an invasive species, into fertilizer, bio-gas and energy. Her pilot program prevents desertification, creates food security and converts a problem into a livelihood opportunity for people in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.


Burkinabe Engineer Turns Water Hyacinth Into Gold Mine

In Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital city, Mariama Mamane, cuts up water hyacinth, fermenting it into a fertilizer and compost for farmers, called Jacigrow. The by-product of the ... Read more »

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