Logo: Farm Radio Weekly

1404 Scott Street,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Y 4M8

Tel: 613-761-3650
Fax: 613-798-0990
Toll-Free: 1-888-773-7717
Email: info@farmradio.org
Web Site: http://farmradio.org/

Farm Radio Weekly is a news and information service for rural radio broadcasters in sub-Saharan Africa. It is published by Farm Radio International.

Farm Radio Weekly

Tea for the soil: How manure tea feeds the soil

This week we present the first of our specially commissioned stories on soil health, to complement our latest script package. In this week’s story, farmers in Malawi describe how their yields have increased since they made and applied organic compost.

The script of the week also focuses on soil fertility. It features Alphonsine Nyirambanjinka from Rwanda. This farmer describes how she prepares a manure “tea” for her soils.  She uses ash, herbs, water and chicken manure. She calls it “homemade NPK from Rwanda”!

Just like the farmers who use human urine as fertilizer in this week’s news story, Ms. Nyirambanjinka uses materials she already has, and transforms them into a useful resource. The script of the week can be viewed at: http://farmradio.org/english/radio-scripts/91-3script_en.asp.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.