Neglecting the Un-Neglected: The Economy of Unconventional Compost in Kano Metropolis

Ahmed Maigari Ibrahim


The paper assesses the silent economy of these waste organic products in Kano metropolis, which has been presumably neglected by formal sector. The method used include: Inventory; Direct Field Measurement; Focus Group Discussion (FGD); In-depth Interviews and Case Study. The result shows that the economy of unconventional compost (Takin-bola) in Kano metropolis has a good prospect and high potentials that should be recognized and cherish by both formal and non-formal sectors. The paper recommends that, there should be sound policy and programme design to harness the potentials of Takin-bola and develop its efficacy, so as to attract private sector to invest and invent adequate mechanisms of more proper utilization; and the entrepreneurs should add animals manure (small ruminants in particular) while processing Takin-bola, in order to improve some of its deficiencies; among others.

Keywords: Economy; Unconventional-Compost; Neglecting

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