Mining sites occupy vast areas of arable land. After extraction, soils of these sites become poor and can’t improve plants yields. Mining activities destroy natural habitats, deracinate many plants and kill some animals. However, these sites are an important biological value if they are well maintained. Sika-Kondji mining site is not exempt from these problems. For this, we suggest to contribute to restoration of soil site fertility and it's biodiversity using free available wastes materials from the plant and career. With the wastes (green, food, limestone and clay wastes) composting, we will attract animals and fertilize soils. On soils amended with composts, various plants such as food crops (Z. mays, G. max, A. esculentus) will grow to attract insect by their flowers and leaves. For the profit of company and society, these crops will produce food and citronella will produce essential oil for local soaps improving and as bioinsecticid. At the end of this project, Sika-kondji quarry soil and surrounding villages are fertilized and their biodiversity is restored. Mining site of Sika-Kondji generates profits for the company and surrounding villages. Key words: wastes, composts, Insects, Plants, quarry, biodiversity improvment, economic.

Project summary

See our Project summary on the poster!

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28sep

Soybean plants have the high production on the topsoil! See the picture!

One plant= more than 70 cloves and 210 grains! and more of leaves and flowers!

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27sep

Maize and citronella yields

C2 (food wastes compost) and C4 (food wastes + green wastes + limestones and clay) are the best for maize Production on the top soil! C1 (green wastes compost) is the best for essential oil produduction on the topsoil! Nature is the winner!

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14sep

Esential oil extraction from lemongrass leaves

We have extracted esential oil of lemongrass (citronella) using hydrodistillation method (see the poster)

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08sep

Composts impacts on Plants growth

We have measured height and number of leaves of plants growing on amended plots compared to an control plots! see the results on the table!

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27juil

Composts agronomics characteristics are ready! See it on the table!

After One month of work with 3 laboratories, we have our composts agronomic characteristics. We thank Togolese institute of Agronomic Research, Lomé Agronomic School and laboratory of Management, Treatment and Valorization of Wastes from Lomé University.

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27juil

Insects on maize plants

We have see insect on maize plants leaves on compost C1 plot

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15juil

Insects on maize leaves!

Plants of maize on green composts attract insect!

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15juil

Insects on maize leaves!

Maize plants attract insects by their leaves and flowers!

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15juil

Measuring the impact of compost on top soil fertility through an agronomic test

What's the best compost that can allow plants to grow well on the top soil?

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26juin

Wastes composts effects on soil fertility and biodiversity improvement

composts are ready! so we use them to improve topsoil fertility and site global biodiversity

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13juin

Results of composts maturity Study (Germination test)

5 days after sowing of maize grains we have results of composts maturity

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10juin

Meeting with QLA national and Internationa Jury members

The national and international jury (represented by Dr Owusu) have met the tops 5 of QLA-Togo at 2 June 2016

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06juin

Chemical analysis of composts!

To better assess agricultural and fertilizer value of composts and soil site, we prepare samples for chemical analyzes.

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01juin

Germination test with our compost at University of Lomé

The germination test allows to know the level of maturity of compost

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01juin

Composts Piles temperature evolution

Measuring of temperature during the composting allows to follow the decomposition of organic matter during the time.

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01juin

Myriapod on compost

We have See Myriapod on an compost pile!

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01juin

Our Logo!

We decided to develop our logo from our own discoveries! Here is our logo!

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28mai
28mai
28mai

Myriapods on our compot

Myriapods on our composts!

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28mai

What are the links between composts and types of animals?

We performed the analysis PCA (Principal Component Analysis) to answer this question!

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28mai

Frequency Index

Frequency index to know if a distribution of animals on our 4 composts is  Heterogeneous or Homogeneous!

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28mai

Our Firs Results!

Animals attracting by composts!

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20mai

Our first results! Animals attracting by composts!

Our first results on the attraction of animals by the composting process are ready!

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20mai

Data collection!

It's been over an month since we started our work! The objective of this part is to attract animals from the composting process! Research question is what type of waste can better attract animals and fertilize the topsoil SiKa Kondji career. For this we made the composts by free materials more available, natural habitats (Cases with clay and limestone waste mre available), pond with clay and feeders using PVC box.

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16mai

Composting Monitoring Process!

Since 15 April Composting monitoring Process Continue

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16mai

Composting Monitoring Process!

Since 15 April, the monitoring of our composts pile continue!

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16mai

Goals!

Reminder of our goals!

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12mai

Composts monitoring

Watering of an pile

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28avr

Composts monitoring

Since April 16, 2016, monitoring of composts pile started!

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28avr

Types de composts

4 types de composts avec la méthode en tas pour répondre à 2 questions de recherche: - Quel est le meilleur type de matériaux putrescibles qui attire la faune pendant le compostage? - Quel est le meilleur type de compost qui fertilise le top sol, améliore la production et la qualité des cultures?

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23avr

Photos Déchets

Photos des différents déchets

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23avr

Le 15 Avril, le compostage a été lancé

Le compostage des déchets verts et alimentaire peut durer jus qu'à 2 mois voir 3 mois. Pour Celà, les tas de composts ont été mis en place le 15 Avril passé.

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23avr

Le 8 Avril 2016, Dr. TOUNDOU a présenté son projet à ses associés suite à une visite sur le site

Etaient présents: - Dr. A. AGBOGAN, Université de Lomé - Dr. O. SIMALOU, Université de Lomé - Mr T. AWITAZI, MERF, Direction de la faune - Mr A. GUEDOPE, Université de Lomé - Dr. O. TOUNDOU, Université de Lomé - Mr C. TURCK, Chef Carrière, ScanTogo

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21avr
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