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Compost Making – Best Practice Ethiopia

Woreda_Enderta_AdikelkeMWs (June_10_2015)

Woreda_Enderta_AdikelkeMWs (June_10_2015)

Compost Making – Best Practice in Sustainable Land Management (SLM)
Compost making is a process where waste organic material derived from plants and/or from animals is decomposed by microbial action under aeration and where a friable homogenous humus is produced that can then be used to improve soil fertility and to enhance plant growth and productivity. Compost making was selected as a best practice technology based on the criteria stated in the SLM Best Practices Concept & Manual by the consultant (it needs to be confirmed by the Task Force). Compost making was rated as a best practice technology with the highest average rate, because of its acceptance, its long term existence, its effectiveness for soil fertility improvement and its cost efficiency. It is sustainable and it can be replicated without high investment costs and without any scientific knowledge.