The OIC supported Ficosterra in conducting field and laboratory tests in Mexico and Morocco to scientifically validate the efficacy of seaweed in producing nature-based fertilizers that are cost-effective and readily accessible.
The final results of the tests revealed Three Wins for people and the planet:
Nature wins by reducing carbon footprint and nutrient runoff;
Farmers win by increasing crop yield; and
Consumers win by accessing healthier food for themselves and the planet.
Now on their final month in the OIC programme, Ficosterra is proud to share through this capstone event the outcomes of their OIC journey, lessons learned, and success stories, which are ready to be replicated by farmers and coastal communities looking to create sustainable livelihoods while saving the ocean.