Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2001
Fundación Colombiana de Ciencias
This description of Luis Orlando Castro's work was prepared when Luis Orlando Castro was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2001.
Having invented a technology that turns organic waste into a fertilizer that is better, cheaper, and greener than conventional alternatives, Luis Orlando Castro is deploying the technology widely and maximizing the number of quality jobs it can create in waste collection, fertilizer production, agriculture, and marketing of produce.
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