Preventing Groundwater Contamination Through Composting of Agricultural Waste

Waterman GmbH and Sequa partner to bring safety to the processing of agricultural waste in Kosovo.

Compost Production

In Kosovo, organic waste from agriculture is often not stored properly, making it a source of groundwater contamination. To prevent this from happening in future and to make agricultural-sector waste management more ecological and sustainable, the German company Waterman GmbH and sequa formed a development partnership in 2009. At a pilot plant the company demonstrates how agricultural waste products can be processed to make compost and various substrates. The plant is operated by Agroklina, a local association of 96 agricultural enterprises. Processing generates additional sources of income for farmers who can sell these products at the local markets. At the same time, Waterman GmbH has been able to obtain an initial foothold on the Kosovar market. Experience from the project is also being channelled into proposals for future legislation. The development partnership is helping introduce European standards in organic waste processing.


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

    Funding Agencies
    Germany | Staff size: Unknown
  • Agroklina

    Albania | Staff size: Unknown

    NGO Agroklina is an association that is focused on strengthening the capacity of the society, the establishment of networks of farmers and ecologists, increased...

  • Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Kosovo

    Kosovo | Staff size: Unknown

    The Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP), Kosovo is reponsible for the creation and implementation of general management legislation in the field of Environment, Water, Housing...


    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    WATERMAN offers complete solutions in the field of water treatment and guarantees the water quality desired. WATERMAN wishes to contribute to maintaining and protecting the quality of usable...

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Key Information

LocationEastern Europe, Kosovo
  • Start Date 2009
  • End Date 2011
  • Sectors