Using black soldier flies to improve sanitation

Grown up larvae before it is dried and milled into powder to make a protein concentrate used for animal and fish feed. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Scientists have created a simple method of recycling human waste into animal feed and fertiliser — using a fly.
  • The researchers collect the waste from the school, where they have constructed special toilets that separates urine from stool, and take it to the research centre at the university, where it is transformed into animal feed and organic fertiliser.

Researchers at Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) have invented what is billed as a solution to the problem of poor sanitation in congested urban and rural areas. It is also expected to contribute to efforts to attain food security.


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