4th International E-Conference on Engineering, Technology and Management - ICETM 2021
Author(s) : Abdel Jabbar Abu Halawa, MITSUO YOSHIDA, Suleiman Abu Mfarreh
Generation of agricultural organic solid waste (green plant waste and animal manure) is rising significantly in Palestine; due to demand on agriculture as a source of income, and the development of the agricultural sector as a national strategy. This paper explains about the experiences of two agricultural organic waste recycling plants belonging to the private sector in recycling of agricultural organic solid waste in Jericho city as a case study of recycling of agricultural waste for not only reducing waste amount but also creating new income source. The various aspects covered in this paper are the introduction, needs, methodology, results, and the recommendations on how to develop this sector, the various issues and obstacles to develop a sustainable agricultural organic waste recycling focusing on the main two challenges: raising farmers awareness, and securing legal framework for supporting investments and private sector participation in Palestine. The core issue in this paper is how recycling of agricultural organic waste could be a source of income as conserving the environment. Results of this study showed that; recycling of agricultural organic waste could be one of the income sources if the awareness of farmers is raised, and the legal framework is developed.