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Burkinabe Woman Turns Water Hyacinth Into Gold Mine

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In Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital city, Young Champion of the Earth from 2017, Mariama Mamane, turns water hyacinth, an invasive species, into fertilizer, bio-gas and energy.

Her pilot program prevents desertification, creates food security and converts a problem into a livelihood opportunity for people in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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