Terra Preta is an extremely nutrient-rich soil which can be produced through a highly efficient composting process. The process incorporates biological waste with plant slurry and bio charcoal, resulting in highly nutritious soil. The introduction of Terra Preta will be a considerable contribution to environmental conservation as it can reduce the quantity of chemical fertilizers. It also serves the environment by absorbing CO2 and methane. The Terra Preta method improves soil quality and therefore leads to significantly higher fertility and profits. The required biological waste can be found in Ugandan’s everyday life. This organic waste can then be transformed into our three raw materials by processing it in different ways.
In addition, our project will provide jobs for the local residents so knowledge and skills about the process can be passed along. We see potential customers for the fertile soil in the wealthy population of Kampala and its surrounding areas. By selling them our product we intend to provide sustainable funds for our project. These earnings will be spent to offer workshops with the goal of making native, urban farmers familiar with Terra Preta production so they would be able to increase and improve their harvest. Thereby, we strive to help stabilize local livelihood situation and support the protection of the environment.