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Waste to Worth. Work to date October 15, 2013. Human health. Industrialised countries. Food security. Environment. Developing countries. Source: SOFA 2009. Livelihoods. Work to date I. Since the Nairobi meeting (January 2013): Manure Management Improvement Program

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Waste to worth

Waste to Worth

Work to date October 15, 2013

Waste to worth

Human health

Industrialised countries

Food security


Developing countries

Source: SOFA 2009


Work to date i

Work to date I

Since the Nairobi meeting (January 2013):

  • Manure Management Improvement Program

    • Manure Kiosk: Funding proposal submitted to Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

    • Pilot projects: inventory Vietnam, project definition Kenya

    • Mapping Manure Management: livestock Wiki, first analysis results

  • Team structure:

    • Core team active, but very small

    • Continuity required

    • Representation Guiding Group

    • Meeting in Bangkok, August 2013

Preliminary activities

Preliminary activities

  • Global inventory on manure production and management:

    • production of NPK in manures;

    • current manure management practices;

    • actual use of manure as fertilizer and associated nutrient balances.

    • FAO/ILRI/IIASA/WUR, the livestock Wiki

  • Target and prioritize the development of planning tools and regulatory and incentive frameworks;

    • support viable manure management;

    • create opportunities for nutrient recycling

    • Manure Kiosk as the vehicle

Manure kiosk

Manure Kiosk

  • Proposal Manure Kiosk: knowledge infrastructure for:

    • Awareness raising and learning at policy and technical levels

    • Catalysing manure management improvement

    • Capacity building, training

    • Networking and practical collaboration

  • Structure:

    • Information Hubs: central and regional (3), use existing structures/institutions

    • People for contacts, training, workshops, etc.

    • Roster of experts, for consultation and service provision

    • Internet site for information, lessons, market place

    • Livestock-geo-wiki

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Manure Kiosk

  • Current partners:

    • Climate and Clean Air Coalition

    • Global Methane Initiative

    • Global Agenda of Action

    • Global Research Alliance

    • World bank

    • Wageningen Livestock Research

    • Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE)

    • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

    • Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) – Bangkok Office

  • Advanced negotiations / Proposal for funding submitted

From the global approach to local action

From the global approach to local action

From a global initiative to local regional action

Waste to worth meeting bangkok

Waste to Worth Meeting, Bangkok

Recruit new members into focus area / Agenda

Strengthen the programme of work

Identify existing multi-stakeholder initiatives

In-country opportunities to catalyze innovation networks

Regional centre

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Waste to Worth Meeting, Bangkok

Manure management perspectives

Manure Management Perspectives

  • Policy development:East Africa, South East Asia, Latin America

    • National and regional governments

  • Pilot projects:

    • Manure refinery: bio-enzymes and nutrient separation, feed industry, intensive livestock sector

    • Manure management pig farms Vietnam

    • Dairy farms Kenya, on-farm research and extension

  • Network extension

  • Livestock Wiki

    • Analyse and inform

Livestock distributions

Livestock distributions



  • Updated sub-national statistics

  • 1km MODIS data (2001-2008)

  • Standardised to FAOSTAT 2006

  • New, improved modelling approach

  • Accuracy estimates (internal)

  • Cluster computing (SIB)


Source: Robinson, Gilbert et al. (2013)

Ruminant production systems v5

Ruminant production systems (v5)

Manure management int pigs

Manure management (int. pigs)

Proportion of manure managed in the five main systems




Dry lot



Solid storage

Manure is like money

Manure is like money

Accumulated it’s a problem

Well spread it’s a blessing

You need the stuff to keep the system going!

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