Mozambique: Bat guano to be harvested in Búzi

10 December 2008

Beira, Mozambique, 10 Dec – Bat guano, an accumulation of bat faeces used as a natural fertiliser, may be harvested beginning next year in Búzi district, in Mozambique’s Sofala province, said José João, a director of Fermoc, the company that will sell the product.

Speaking to Mozambican newspaper Notícias, João said that conditions were being set up for operations to begin, and that now only some bureaucratic details needed to be carried out.

“We initially expected to launch last June, but everything got delayed due to the excessive bureaucracy of the official authorities,” he noted.

Guano initially began to be harvested in Búzi illegally by a South African citizen. At the time, the group of businesspeople that set up Fermoc, was already in the process of applying for a license to harvest the guano.

“We feel satisfied because we have information that says that by the beginning of next year we will be able to start legal harvesting of guano,” he said. (macauhub)