1. 01/01/2002 A composting toilet is any system that converts human waste into compost through the natural breakdown of organic matter. The photo above shows a composting toilet from the late 1800’s. Composting toilets provide a sanitary method to recycle human waste while conserving water and protecting the...
  2. Ongeza mavuno yako kwa kutumia mboji!
  3. This article is from ECHO Asia Note # 37. One of the great challenges of sustainable agriculture is the sourcing of adequate and affordable organic (carbon based) resources that can be used on-farm for the production of food and feed. Utilizing composts, manures, mulches, and other organic inputs...
  4. Introduction to Vermiculture There are over 6,000 species of worms in the world, many of them not even named or studied. However, the farmer is interested in two main categories of earthworms, namely “deep burrowers” and “surface dwellers”. Deep burrowers include the common garden worm or...
  5. 20/01/2005 Composting is Fundamental #4. Compost will build up organic matter and create humus for your soil. The finished product of decomposition is called compost. Composting is a controlled process in which we capture a high percentage of nutrients from our crop residue and return it back to the soil in...
  6. 15/06/2015 This article is from ECHO Asia Note #24 Tricho-compost is the material that results when spores of a beneficial fungus, Trichoderma sp. are used in the composting process. Trichoderma sp. are natural competitors against a wide range of harmful fungi; when it is added to compost, the latter can...
  7. 01/08/2017 La baisse, voire la perte de fertilité des sols, est le défi majeur que rencontre de plus en plus d’agriculteurs de par le monde en général et particulièrement ceux d’Afrique subsaharienne. De nombreuses causes essentiellement anthropiques sont à l’origine de cette situation. En dépit des...
  8. This technology describes a combination of good practices for soil and water conservation that were introduced to coffee farmers in the central cattle corridor of Uganda, with aim to enhance their resilience to dry spells, pests and diseases, as part of the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA)...
  9. Trench beds are 1m wide and 2m long. They are dug to 1m deep then packed with dry grass/leaves, compost, manure and soil. Used in food-gardens. They make (create) highly fertile soils which can absorb and store water. Provide an immediately usable planting bed even on shallow or poor soils. Often...
  10. Healthy soil is teaming with life in the form of billions of microscopic soil organisms. A teaspoon of healthy soil can contain more soil microorganisms than there are people on earth. The soil microorganisms found in healthy, or “living soil,” have important functions including converting...
  11. The Johnson-Su Bioreactor method of creating compost is quite different from other composting methods in several respects. The most common commercial windrow composting processes are usually designed and operated for speed and maximum product flow. Unfortunately, this focus does not allow the...
  12. This 4 part video by former ECHO staff member, Larry Yarger, was produced in 2010. This is Part 1 Part 2 -https://youtu.be/Gj7rPHrxu1M Part 3 -https://youtu.be/UHcnOrY9Ww8 Part 4 -https://youtu.be/InUnYFrVNMo
  13. Blatticomposting is a new technique that uses cockroaches to convert human food wastes into compost. Of the 4000 or so species of cockroaches, less than 15 are pests of human dwellings. These species give cockroaches overall a bad reputation; all other species of cockroach are harmless, living...
  14. Le compost peut être utilisé pour améliorer la qualité de votre sol. Vous pouvez utiliser des matières végétales de fumier et les déchets de cuisine pour créer du compost. Le compost ajoute des nutriments et la matière organique à votre sol. Cette animation explique le processus de création et de...
  15. Vegetable crops thrive in healthy soil. Farmers can improve the quality of their soil and provide nutrients for their plants by making and adding compost to their fields or planting beds. In this video produced by the World Vegetable Center for the VINESA project, researcherEmanuel Pallangyo...
  16. 01/01/2021 Information from ECHO Network member Daryl Edwards from his work in Zimbabwe suggested that using quality compost containing 10% cow manure results in a maize harvest similar to that obtained with 100% cow manure. This could be significant to farmers who have small farm sizes and limited...
  17. AccessAgriculture Training Video Les petits fermiers peuvent avoir du mal à maintenir leurs terres en bonne santé et recours à l'achat d'engrais pour améliorer leurs rendements. Il y aura un plus grand rendement en faisant du compost et la terre s'améliorera d'année en année. Pour transformer...
  18. This section looks at the way in which soil quality can be maintained and improved through a number of techniques including the use of fertilizer, manure and compost.
  19. 03/10/2017 There are many appropriate building technologies available. How environmentally friendly are they? Earthquake resistant? Typhoon resistant? How can we introduce new materials to a traditional construction culture? Why would we want to produce our own materials? How can we make production...
  20. 24/03/2015 The Habari Maalum Tree Nursery, outside of Arusha, Tanzania, provides over 200,000 tree seedlings per year to the surrounding villages. Until recently, HM has relied upon forest soil collected from the Olmotonyi Forest on the lower slopes of Mt Meruto replenish their nursery. Increasingly, there...
  21. Composting is an attractive proposition for turning on-farm organic waste materials into a farm resource. However, farmers in many parts of the world, and especially in developing countries, are unable to make the best use of the composting opportunities available to them. This is because they...
  22. Compost is well known to be a good organic fertilizer and soil conditioner. It is a product derived from the decomposition of organic matter or agricultural wastes. In normal circumstances, it takes about four to five months to get compost from the composting process. However, a new technique of...
  23. ABSTRACT - Journal of Compost Science and Utilization, 2017 The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of application of different organic fertilizers (general organic fertilizer, GOF; biogas residue, BR; refined organic fertilizer, ROF) as compared to no fertilizer on the composition of...
  24. ABSTRACT - Journal of Composting Science and Utilization, 2017 Tropical acid soils are highly weathered as they exist under tropical environment with high rainfall and temperature throughout the year, which affects nitrogen availability. Soil organic nitrogen is important in estimating soil...
  25. Coffee grounds are a great addition to the garden and compost pile. Help to recycle this great organic resource and reduce the amount of organics going to the landfill! Some information about coffee grounds: Coffee grounds are about 2% nitrogen by volume. Grounds are not acidic; the acid in...
  26. ABSTRACT, FFTC In Japan charcoal has been used for a long time as environmental improver, soil improver in a firm, water purification material and odor adsorbent. It was reported that biochar has proliferation effect of symbiosis microorganisms such as root nodule bacteria and mycorrhiza in farm...
  27. Sheet composting is an ancient technique that has many practical applications today. Also referred to as lasagna composting or sheet mulching, sheet composting is a cold composting method that has been used by people around the world for generations. It is an excellent way to convert grass to...
  28. 13/02/2019 Session: The productivity of garden land depends on soil fertility, water and climate. Compost is an excellent resource to increase water holding capacity in the first place and to provide nutrients to the soil. Recent trends have introduced other techniques and key words for organic farming...
  29. The circular economy offers an unparalleled opportunity. It’s good for the economy, good for society and good for the planet. Supporting the transition would save lives and create employment, accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and reducing the tension between lifting...
  30. 18/06/2013 Everything you need to know to turn your garden and kitchen scraps into "black gold" Farmers and horticulturists have long understood the benefits of compost to their soil and plants. Compost provides important nutrients; offers habitat for beneficial fungi, earthworms, and other creatures; and...
  31. Abstract, Journal of the NACAA, 2014 The sustainability and profitability of many agricultural systems can be enhanced through the utilization of inoculum of arbuscular mycorrhizal [AM] fungi. Inocula are commercially available, but inoculum can also be produced on-farm in mixtures of compost and...
  32. Hugelkultur, pronounced Hoo-gul-culture, means hill culture or hill mound. Instead of putting branches, leaves and grass clippings in bags by the curbside for the bin men... build a hugel bed. Simply mound logs, branches, leaves, grass clippings, straw, cardboard, petroleum-free newspaper,...
  33. Composting is nature’s way to recycle. Composting happens. It’s simply the slow, natural decomposition of organics. Composting at home is the controlled and faster decomposition of organics such as yard trimmings and food waste that you and your family generate. Microorganisms break down this...
  34. In modern olive mills, the most common method for extracting olive oil from the olive paste is two-phase decanter. Because the two-phase extraction system is less complicated, consumes less energy and yields higher quality olive oil, there is approximately 90% olive mills in Spain using this...
  35. Convener R. Ortga Blu Editors R. Ortega Blu, M.M. Martínez S., P. Ospina S. Publication date 27 March 2015 ISBN 978-94-62610-66-8 ISSN 0567-7572(print) 2406-6168(electronic) Number of articles 28 Volumes 1 Place Santiago, Chile
  36. Le compost peut être utilisé pour améliorer la qualité de votre sol. Vous pouvez utiliser des matières végétales, de fumier et les déchets de cuisine pour créer du compost. Le compost ajoute des nutriments et la matière organique à votre sol. Cette animation explique le processus de création et...
  37. Composting is the natural process of 'rotting' or decomposition of organic matter by microorganisms under controlled conditions. Raw organic materials such as crop residues, animal wastes, food garbage, some municipal wastes and suitable industrial wastes, enhance their suitability for...
  38. Convener J. Biala Editors J. Biala, R. Prange, M. Raviv Publication date 25 January 2014 ISBN 978-94-62610-04-0 ISSN 0567-7572(print) 2406-6168(electronic) Number of articles 76 Volumes 1 Place Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  39. AccessAgriculture Training Video Le compost est plus puissant que le fumier. Ce qui est moins connu est que les micro-organismes dans le compost attaquent les graines de striga dans le sol. Le compost réduit aussi l’émergence du striga et diminue son effet négative sur les cultures de céréale....
  40. AccessAgriculture Training Video La poussière de fibre de coco se dégrade si lentement qu’elle est souvent considérée inutile pour l’agriculture. Mais la poussière-fibre bien décomposée peut absorber cinq fois son poids en eau. Ainsi lorsqu’elle est appliquée à votre sol, elle peut retenir l’eau...
  41. Le compost peut être utilisé pour améliorer la qualité de votre sol. Vous pouvez utiliser des matières végétales de fumier et les déchets de cuisine pour créer du compost. Le compost ajoute des nutriments et la matière organique à votre sol. Cette animation explique le processus de création et de...
  42. The goal of Composting in the Classroom is to provide high school science teachers with the background needed to engage students in research focusing on composting. There are a number of reasons why composting research lends itself well to the classroom setting. First, composting of yard wastes...
  43. Ressource principale 01/01/1975 This complete and informative text tells exactly how to get started in in the vermiculture business.
  44. 19/10/1994 Recovery of city waste Earthworms as credit Organic wastes hijacked Recycle or pollute Micro-organisms Recycling urban night soil Modified anaerobic composting Drawing bioresource flows
  45. 01/01/1980 Cette brochure a été compilée pour donner des informations sur la façon dont le compost peut être appliqué dans les régions tropicales et subtropicales. Il donne une description simple des processus qui se déroulent dans le sol et lors du compostage. Des suggestions pratiques sont données pour la...
  46. The largest by products of coconut is coconut husk from which coir fibre is extracted. This extraction process generates a large quantity of dusty material called coir dust or coir pith. Large quantity of coir waste of about 7.5 million tones is available annually form coir industries in India....
  47. 01/07/2022 Coffee silverskin is high in nutrients, but contains recalcitrant and phytotoxic compounds, limiting its use as a mulch or soil amendment. Fortunately, composting can reduce or eliminate these problems. Composition Figure 1. Components of the coffee cherry. (Narita and Inouye 2014) Coffee...
  48. 20/01/2021 The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is a broad alliance of civil society actors who are part of the struggle for food sovereignty and agroecology in Africa. AFSA brings together farmers, pastoralists, fishers, indigenous peoples, faith groups, women’s movements, youth, and consumer...