The agricultural engineering department of Ho Polytechnic has been conducting field trials with urine fertilizer since 2011 as a part of the dry toilet pilot in schools. Field trials along with laboratory testing have proven the effectiveness and safety of the urine fertilizer in comparison with the commercial fertilizers.
Since the dry toilet pilot was introduced to Ho in 2009 with the completion of the first toilet in Regional Model School, the municipality and the North-South partnership have supported the pilot schools in their task of maintaining the facilities.
Local Actions for Sustainable Development Globally
City of Lahti (Finland) - Rustenburg & Madibeng (South Africa) - Ho Municipality (Ghana)
This project promotes environmental protection, sustainable development and environmental technology & business in South and North.
First Sanitation Week Celebrated in Ho!
'Sharing is caring' and other lessons from Ghana
Project presented in a brief video
Kari Porra, Environmental Director, City of Lahti, 7 min, January 2010
Mr. Porra tells about the background and the development of the co-operation between the City of Lahti and the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality. The co-operation has lasted over 10 years and has been a part of the North South Local Government Co-operation Programme since 2002.
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