A huge quantity of crop wastes/residues and animal wastes are always available on a farm. The common practice is to burn plant wastes which, besides being an environmental disaster, is also a waste of the huge potential of these residues. Properly recycled, these residues form excellent compost in one to six months, depending upon the composting process used. Every farm can choose or even develop a suitable compost process depending upon its own needs and resources, including availability of labour, managerial time and investment potential.
One method of composting farm wastes is by vermicomposting which uses earthworms to eat and break up the organic wastes. There are a number of other methods and innovations, adaptations and improvements are always possible. Methods can be aerobic or anaerobic and above ground or below, though the best way to get high quality compost quickly is to make a heap above the ground.
We offer training and consultancy services on composting and vermicomposting, including enrichment techniques, low-cost methods and improved methodologies. To know more, please read the sections on consultancy and training, specialised areas of consultancy and training and production of organic inputs.