Why Biocomp Nepal?
Biocomp Nepal has been created through a partnership between European and Nepalese people. The common objective is to create a sustainable and profitable business in the Kathmandu Valley.
The goal of the company is to produce high quality compost (eco-certified), out of a local abundant resource: organic waste from vegetable markets and private companies based in Kathmandu and its region.
The project is based on a “win-win” idea, aiming to improve the quality of life of the farmers but also of the urban population. It proposes a solution for the management and upgrading of the urban organic waste while developing agribusiness in the Kathmandu region and allowing farmers to produce with an added value.
How does it benefit Nepal?
The compost produced will be used by the farming community as well as urban households and nurseries. The biggest advantage of the compost is that it guarantees long term culture productivity by assuring soil fertility. The organic compost is a key enabler, in line with efforts already under-way, to help farmers convert to biological farming practises and developing peri-urban agriculture in and around Kathmandu. This should enable farmers to create a higher income by selling high quality products.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Biocomp Nepal acts according to three principles of corporate social responsibility:
- Economical: Biocomp will generate value from waste, and improve the farmer’s profits. The materials used for building and running the plant are bought locally, and the products is sold to farmers in Kathmandu valley. Biocomp contributes so to increase the local economy and it is well integrated with local community, where workers comes from.
- Social: Biocomp provides good and safe working conditions and improves sanitary conditions in Kathmandu removing waste from streets.
- Environmental: Biocomp prevents anaerobic degradation which leads to methane emissions and prevents organic pollution of rivers and streets. Furthermore, with its activity Biocomp demonstrates recycling is sustainable and contributes to develop recycling culture in Nepal.