ACED’s initiative on water hyacinth has been declared an “Outstanding Practice in Agroecology 2019” by the World Future Council. 15 outstanding projects, programmes, social enterprises and non-governmental organisations from the Global South promoting sustainable food systems have received the first recognition Outstanding Practices in Agroecology 2019, out of 77 nominations from 44 countries.
ACED turns the highly invasive plant species, water hyacinth, into an economic opportunity, by training smallholders in compost-making and providing them with market access.
We are dedicating this award to all the farmers with whom we have been working since 2013 on this initiative to turn the proliferation of water hyacinth into an economic opportunity. Our sincere thanks go to all our technical and financial partners who support this initiative.
You can also download this factsheet on the initiative and its impact.
More information about the award can be found here: https://www.worldfuturecouncil.org/p/opa-2019/