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SOIL in Africa Part 2: Into the Toilet

This is one story from a multi-part series on SOIL's adventures in Africa. Today we had one of the highlights of our professional careers, or at least it was one of my finest hours.  In an attempt to demonstrate the possibility of converting human waste into compost the SOIL team, together with our hosts ADESCA, paid a visit to the local primary school.  But this was not your usual school visit.  We were looking for proof that human wastes can be transformed into soil, and what better place to find that proof than deep in the ground in an old latrine.  Because the conversion of poop to soil can take at least a year, and we are only here in Benin ...