A bat is a useful animal, it eats some pests and their stools are vital for the growth of all types of crops, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries website.
People are being encouraged to prepare roots to attract bats, so their faeces can be utilized.
Roosts made from wooden frames and protected by leaves, measuring 2 meters long and 2 meters wide should be tied to a palm tree. These can last about 3-4 years if made properly.
Grass around the tree should be cleared in order to collect the droppings easily. The poop should be collected in early afternoon, to allow time to dry and be stored in a dark, cool environment. Well prepared do-dos fetch around $4/kg.
Mixed with cow manure, bat guano can be a natural fertilizer for many crops.