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Sargassum project presents at the Smithsonian

A Saint Lucian project on the transformation of sargassum seaweed into organic compost will be showcased during the Earth Optimism Summit at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.

The project, the brainchild of Johannan Dujon, owner/manager of Algas Organics, will be highlighted at a gathering of 1000 conservation practitioners, pioneering scientists from varied fields, leaders in industry, philanthropists and artists. Presentations at the event will be streamed live to a global audience.

At a press conference held on Monday, Giles Romulus, National Coordinator of the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Program (GEF-SGP) in Saint Lucia, detailed the project’s history.

“This success is based on the hard work of Mr Johannan Dujon of Algas Organics who is participating in a project partnership that includes the Saint Lucia Fisher Folk Initiative, the GEF SGP UNDP, and the Inter-American Institution for Cooperation on Agriculture. The project is titled ‘The Removal and Utilization of Sargassum from the East Coast of Saint Lucia to Create Organic Compost for the Farming Industry.’ This project is still being implemented and will soon give to Saint Lucia its first Bio Fertilizer Manufacturing Plant.”

Mr. Romulus went on to state that officials at the Smithsonian were very impressed with the project.

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