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Farmers have been advised to grow crops using ‘Bionitrate fertilizer, which is recycled from human urine and it is a rich source of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium.

This is advised due to the increase in price of chemical fertilizer.

According to the Director of Environmental Industries, Goodfellow Phiri, the Bionitrate per hectare of a Maize field requires 400 litre, and is sold at MK600 per litre but farmers are urged to make their own fertilizer Bionitrate fertilizer since the company has been giving knowledge to different farmers.

The application of Bionitrate is not limited to Maize, it can be applied to Wheat, Vegetables, Flowers, rice and beans,” Phiri said.

The fertilizer has been analyzed by Agriculture Research Extension Trust (ARET), and also working with LUANAR for efficiency. Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) currently has no standards for Bionitrate.

Bionitrate was introduced 10 years ago, 1000 farmers have benefited in Lilongwe, Mchinji, Neno and Mzimba.

From 2019, ARET laboratory report compiled by Chemist, Alick Mphembera, saying the fertilizer has been recommended regarding the test of the samples submitted.

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