Updated Jul 29, 2019

Low-cost compost production using locally available materials

Part of Rutgers University

https://horticulture.ucdavis.edu/project/nutrition-african-vegetables

Jim Simon

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Low-cost technology for compost production

Stage 3: Proof of Concept

Focus Areas:

Soil Management, Curriculum and Waste Management

Soil Management, Curriculum and Waste ManagementSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Kenya

KenyaSEE LESS

1,050
Lives Impacted to Date
1
Key Partner
1
Country Implemented In
Verified Funding
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Problem

Kenya: Low-cost approaches that utilize locally sourced material were limited.

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Solution

Kenya: Vermiculture * Demonstrate to the farmers how to compost plant materials with locally available materials using simplest. * Proper use of manure and compost enhances growth of garden plants.

Target Beneficiaries

* Smallholder farmers * Schools as an extra curriculum activity to pupils

Milestone

Jul 2017
Key Partnership
Implementation
 
as part of
 Vermilculture Training
Feb 2017
Lives Impacted
1,050
Feb 2017
New Product Or Service
Training protocol developed and piloted. Trained over 1000 farmers in 70 farmer groups in Kenya. Follow-up survey indicates high adoption rates.
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Kenya