organic waste systems sustainable development challenges food security urban waste management fecal sludge circular economy fertilizer Nilanthi Jayathilake
29 August 21
The import ban on chemical fertilisers and other agrochemicals is slowly starting to draw investments into alternative fertiliser systems.
There is an opportunity for Sri Lanka to use this policy window to create circular economies between agriculture and urban organic waste systems. These circular systems can help develop future organic alternatives in Sri Lanka. A circular approach can mitigate two major sustainable development challenges for Sri Lanka: Food insecurity and urban waste management.