02.04.2024 Feature Article

Africa: urinate for a brighter future

Africa: urinate for a brighter future
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Food security and farming environmentally friendly are key to the necessities of a nation. Employment and increased tax revenues are an essential part of the overall economic success of a country and for political and social stability.

Roman Emperor Vespasian (69-79 AD) saw this as a means to keep cities hygienic and most of all put a tax on this rare commodity which was also used in textiles. What was a profitable and job-creating business benefitting society to keep cities clean and flushing taxes not down the toilet is there any reason why it should not be revived with modern-day technology?

Human urine is used to grow healthy fruits and vegetables based on its positive ratio of NPK 10:14. Cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, peas, pumpkins, etc, and even flowers like roses grow with the help of human diluted urine (1:10 or 1:20) much better than without. Strawberries, salad, and spinach should not benefit from human urine. It is full of Ammonia, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium which many fruits and vegetables depend on.

Modern treatment ensures that aspects of medication or unwanted bacteria are not used to fertilize our food. For African countries, this is a sign of innovation and of a responsible mind. The raw material comes for free for the entrepreneurs involved in the business. Collecting human urine from hotels, Event Venues, big Churches, Universities, large school complexes, High Way Rest Rooms, Restaurants, etc. will be the challenge that needs to be addressed in the local areas. It can be used as liquid or be mixed with soil and sold to farmers as organic fertilizer.

This business helps to reduce the import of artificial fertilizer which residues we find later in our food, especially in our meat. In addition to this positive effect the pressure on the local currency reduces. All across the country of e.g. South Africa simple jobs of around 6000-10.000 can be created with no high risks involved. In addition to producing the local honey as suggested earlier 12.000-16.000 jobs can see more South Africans earning a living.

When history is something to go by it is to learn a lesson and benefit widely from the positives of our forefathers. Africa should not feel ashamed of doing something better now than what was in the past. The right mindset brings victory!