The Asian Development Bank is funding thousands of biogas plants across Viet Nam to help reduce the country’s mounting piles of rural waste, which are harming the environment and endangering health. A boom in livestock production has seen a sharp rise in the discharge of untreated waste, which has serious consequences for health and the environment. Converting this waste into biogas and fertilizer is helping prevent disease outbreaks, cutting harmful gas emissions, lowering costs for farmers and providing new supplies of clean energy. The Low Carbon Agricultural Support Project is processing agricultural and rural household waste into biogas and bio-slurry, a clean organic fertilizer. More than 36,000 biogas plants are being built and the project is also raising awareness about environmentally-safe, climate-friendly waste management practices.