Burkinabe Woman Turns Water Hyacinth Into Gold Mine

In Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital city, Young Champion of the Earth from 2017, Mariama Mamane, turns water hyacinth, an invasive species, into fertilizer, bio-gas and energy.

Her pilot program prevents desertification, creates food security and converts a problem into a livelihood opportunity for people in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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