our 2024 January newsletter
In this month’s update, we announce the pleasant highlights of our activities by the Operation Department at Women Income Network (WIN), showcasing significant progress and starting a year of incredible growth in impacting women empowerment, food security and climate action.
- Organic Fertilizer Production:
WIN has successfully processed and packed approximately 0.65 tonnes of purely organic fertilizer from the demonstration farm, complemented by an impressive 1.95 tonnes from the beneficiary farms, all ready for sale. This nutrient-rich fertilizer, rich in ammonia excreted by the maggots themselves, is a powerhouse for enhancing soil health and crop productivity, free from impurities.
- Waste Recycling and Maggot Feed:
We efficiently processed 4 tonnes of organic waste from Kalerewe Market, Uganda at our WIN demonstration farm, and an additional 12 tonnes from beneficiary farms. This unprocessed waste has been ingeniously transformed into maggot feed, highlighting the potential of maggots in converting organic waste into high-quality frass.
- Black Soldier Fly (BSF) Eggs Harvest:
At our demonstration farm in Kalungu Village was the harvest of 0.30 tonnes of larvae, adding up to a total of 1.33 tonnes, including contributions from the beneficiaries. This also contributed to 0.52 tonnes of dry larvae, showcasing the robustness of our BSF program.