Using algae in the creation of Organic fertilisers
Choose domestically produced organic fertilizers over imported chemical fertilizers as a substitute. This is the intention of the government, which is presently collaborating with the United Nations on a pilot initiative in this approach using seaweed.
Maneesh Gobin, the minister of agro-industry, visited Sealife Organics Co. Ltd., a “pioneer” in the conversion of algae into organic fertilizers, on Tuesday, September 13, at Gros Cailloux in this connection. The Minister said, “When a Mauritian company decides to produce such a product, we must give them all our encouragement because organic farming is what the government desires to put forward.”
Not to mention that it supports the circular economy, he adds. The minister says, “We may change the algae we find on the beaches, as is done here, rather than tossing them away.”
He intends to expand the manufacturing of fertilizer made from algae, diversify the processes used to change algae, and incentivize other business people to fill this market need.