Natural fertilizer for chemical-free farming.
Africa’s agricultural yields lag the rest of the world, largely due to the high cost of fertilizer. Farmers in Uganda, for example, pay about twice the price per bag of fertilizer than farmers in the United States while earning less than 5% of U.S. incomes
About Our Fertilizer
WHT is researching new ways of creating fertilizer in-country, using methods long known to farmers:
Planting crops that have deep-seeking roots that capture rare minerals from underground.
Harvesting Water Hyacinth plants from Lake Victoria, where they are an invasive species.
Creating "weed teas" that extract minerals from inedible plants for use in gardens and farms.
Alfalfa as Fertilizer. This is the core crop we propose to grow and harvest as the base of our all-natural fertilizer product(s).
Alfalfa is a legume with edible leaves, shoots and seeds. Sprouted seeds are used in salads, sandwiches and soups or eaten as is. They can also be ground as flour to add nutrition and flavor to baked goods. And the leaves make tea.
But the REAL SECRET of alfalfa is that its roots run as deep as 15, 20, even 25 feet or more. They seek out the deep-lying minerals such as zinc, copper, molybdenum and bring it to the surface. ore. In most of sub-Saharan Africa, few plants send roots down this far - so it is VIRGIN TERRITORY for "mining" these minerals naturally! Plus, the crop is basically a weed and thrives in difficult and often unusable places.
We are seeking corporate partners who want to share in and support our research efforts. Our goal is to establish a factory in Mbale, Uganda to create environmentally safe and economical fertilizer products.
To gain in-depth insights into this impactful initiative and explore how you can contribute, please click the button below to download our comprehensive project sheet.