Composting schemes often face problems in marketing their products as marketing was not appropriately considered from the starting point of venture. Given this situation Sandec has developed a Handbook on Compost Marketing with the (working) title: Marketing Compost - A Handbook for Compost Producers in Low and Middle-Income Countries. The handbook aims at guiding compost producers in low- and middle-income countries through the process of market research, product design and marketing as well as promotion. This handbook focuses on the marketing approach of viewing composting what means that composting should be looked at as a way of producing a highquality product whose sales is driven by customer demand. This approach achieves also the objectives of the traditional solid waste management approach. Sandec’s Compost Marketing Handbook provides information and guidance on improving a composting business by introducing key principles and basics of marketing. As Sandec always intends to publish literature which combines latest research outcomes and the needs of practitioners, it wants to test the approaches and tools provided in their publications prior to final print. In this particular case, Sandec decided to set up an internship in Nepal in collaboration with ENPHO (Environmental and Public Health Organisation), a local NGO. Kathmandu Valley was chosen as testing field since ENPHO had already been a good and reliable partner in several projects and was again interested in this study. A further reason to select Kathmandu Valley is the fact that it faces the problem of marketing compost as for most composting plants a proper marketing strategy is lacking.