Factsheet 5: Implementation of composting and soil enrichment education strategies in rural Tanzanian farming communities

Findings and recommendations on composting as an important input to successful school and home gardening are presented. Using the compost in bag gardens and/or flatbed school gardens improved nutrient supply to needy garden plants. However, successful compost production depended on the availability of key inputs (both carbon rich materials and the green nitrogen-rich materials). In the drier, semi-arid villages of Chinoje and Mzula, composting proved difficult and instead the use of farm yard manure was emphasized.

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