of the population in drought prone Senegal relies on agriculture as a sole source of income.
or less of rural Senegal have access to power. For cooking, lighting and heat, the only option is expensive, gas-powered generators or destructive firewood.
subproducts from feeding a biodigester with cow dung - fertilizer and gas - are solving both problems.
days on an average the cow dung decomposes into high quality fertilizer that can be used for market gardening and agricultural activities.
the fertilizer is so powerful, farmers have been able to double their annual yield of grain and vegetables.
cost of the equipment. Costs are subsidized by the Senegalese govt and donors like the EU. Typical RoI is only a few months.
rural households have access to renewable energy sourced from biogas farms benefiting 72,000 people in all. In addition 500 school cafetarias also use the gas for cooking purposes.
biogas farms will be up and running in Senegal by 2018.