The construction of biogas plants will tremendously improve living conditions of many African households. Particularly, women and children will improve their health condition as cooking on biogas is smokeless. The collection and use of biomass fuel, mostly firewood, will be eliminated hence reducing environmental destruction and creating time for other economic activities. Equally, families that have attached a latrine to the digesters experience improvements in hygiene levels.
Application of bio-slurry (an organic fertilizer) in the agricultural fields will improve soil fertility and boost production thus reducing incidences of hunger and malnutrition as well as providing income streams for the households.
Greenhouse gas emission is bound to reduce, since biogas is a clean source of energy, through a sustainable mechanism to reducing global warming through down scaling of use of fossil fuels. Employment opportunities, too, have increased through the newly established domestic biogas business sector.
The programme aims at foregrounding the role of women in society by empowering them as plant owners, masons, and by creating valuable economic time previously wasted in search of fuel.
Replication of biogas technology will lead to a sustainable technology transfer hence lead to improvement in living standards of millions in the target countries; more children will have an opportunity to learn under clean light, many mothers empowered to economically engage in productive ventures, while the plants construction will continue to generate employment opportunities.