Last Update: 18 December 2015
Terra Nova, Lda by Flore Roura
Terra Nova recycles urban organic waste into fertilizer to boost urban agrculture.
In a few words
We receive urban waste from the municipality andsort it to create compost sold to local small farmers, resident of the city and to the municipality for farming and public/private gardens. In comparation with cow manure, the compost permits to increases crop yields from 20 to 100 %, decreases plants diseases and weeds apparition. This can increase seriously revenues from the farmers. Terra Nova employs the poorest people in Mozambique, waste scavengers, thieves, alcoholics and rehabiltate them in the society. To increase its positive impact on environment and help to reach faster its sustainibility Terra Nova just began to diversificate its activity, -To decrease sanitaries risks we recycle human fecal sludge latrines into compost. -We are testing organic farming on our facility to train later the farmers and improve general nutrition.
|Stage of business||Established / Scaling|
|Countries of business||Mozambique|
|Industry|| Recycling activities and other waste management services|
Support activities for crop production
|Social impact||Food security, Job creation, Poverty reduction and Urban regeneration|
|Environmental impact||Carbon mitigation, Climate change reduction, Conservation of soil, Pollution reduction, Water pollution reduction, Recycling, Soil enrichment, Sustainable farming and Waste reduction|
|Role of the entrepreneur||Manager, strategy developer|
|Expertise of the entrepreneur||7 years managing this project. Visited similar projects in several countries. Trained in agriculture, sustainable projects , business management, marketing, carbon credit.|