GIZ has successfully completed the certification of the organic fertilizer Organova as part of a project with the local producer Elephant vert. The certification was done by Ecocert and is a big step forward for the complete value chain of organic cotton. Organova will be used in the next planting season starting in June 2024.

Organova

At the same time in 2023, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)  implemented the Dekkil Suuf project with Elephant Vert. 

Eléphant Vert (EV) is an international group with headquarters in France and Switzerland, dedicated to the development, production and marketing of organic agricultural inputs. EV operates in Africa through its various subsidiaries in Morocco, Senegal, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya and Tanzania.

Organova

The project focused mainly on training farmers and promoting the use of organic inputs in cotton growing in Senegal. The project was implemented by setting up farmer field schools as well as an innovative and effective learning model for farmers, enabling them to measure the concrete effects.