Takeaways:

  • In response to depleting soil nutrients and harsher weather conditions, people in Niger are looking at using human pee as fertilizers.
  • Urine already consists of phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen, found in traditional fertilizers, and is relatively sterile.
  • From 2014 to 2016, communities using pee as fertilizer saw an average 30 percent increase in pearl millet yield.

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