Date Posted: April 28th, 2008
Farmers can earn income producing compostThis week’s lead news story looks at a group of Cameroonian farmers who created a successful business growing certified organic produce. Organic certification is a new way for farmers to reach export markets. Organic farming, on the other hand, has been practiced for as long as people have farmed. Many farmers choose organic practices for their effectiveness and cost efficiency, or because of health and environmental considerations.
This week’s script looks at the value of compost – an organic fertilizer – that can be produced with on-farm waste. To see the entire script online, please go to: http://farmradio.org/english/radio-scripts/80-3script_en.asp.