Egnanew Mayet Composting Association (ENMCPA)
ENMCPA is one of profitable company who transforms municipality organic solid waste to compost. As such the company serves as a bridge between waste collectors and compost users (the local banana farmers). The enterprise is planned to process and recycle 1,100 tons of compost per year in city region of Arba Minch, once the composting facility will be fully operational . Currently, ENMCPA is receiving municipal bio-waste from four women associations, which means that in addition to the recycling of municipal organic solid waste, such an innovation creates job opportunities for women.
Anjonus Fruit and Vegetable processing Enterprise (AFVPE)
AFVPE consists of a small scale agro-processing enterprise, who adds value to the banana value chain addition in Arba Minch as well as in Ethiopia. AFVPE produces banana flour from physiologically matured unripen bananas. The enterprise is also planning to produce a banana-based babies’ food. The business gets its raw materials from smallholder banana producers who use compost produced by ENMCPA (another RUNRES innovation). Today, AFVPE is entering the market and formalizing contracts with markets (mini-markets, super markets, hyper markets) but also with local institutions who are interested in the banana flour for their school feeding programs.
MASSP Urine recycling enterprise
MASSP is a newly established innovation engaged in human waste (urine) recycling into struvite fertilizer. Struvite is envisioned as a sustainable substitute to urea fertilizer. Currently, MASSP is installing Urine Diverting mobile toilets in location of high public frequency (such as bus stations, public parks and market places) to collect source separated human urine. Also, it is trying to modify the existing public toilets so that they can separate at the source human urine from feces. Finally, the isolated urine is transported daily to the treatment site, where it will be processed into struvite.