Feeding the population of 1.3 billion people (about 21 % of the world's population), China has the world's largest agricultural economy and one of the most varied. In line with the prospering economic development, China’s livestock herds are the largest in the world, far outstripping all of Europe combined and comparable to all African nations combined.
The animal husbandry industry in China experiences severe environmental problems. Animal manures are mostly collected by local farmers for traditional composting or simply being routed to nearby rivers, resulting in the spread of harmful bacteria and disease, pollution of food chain, underground water contamination and odor nuisance.
However, with the fast growing technological development on environmental protection around the world, advance biotechnology for organic waste treatment can convert animal manure into organic fertilizer and significantly contribute to soil fertility. At China Environmental Resources Group (CER), we call this conversion process “Waste-To-Value”, that means “turning waste into valuable assets”.