By Twinomuhwezi Enock
In a bid to promote resilient and productive family farms for increased production, KRC under the Farmer Enterprise Development Unit has embarked on an initiative to conduct on-farm trainings in Compost making in Kasese and Kabarole Districts.
Compost is an organic matter (plant and animal residues which have been rotten down by the action of bacteria and other organisms over a period of time.
In addition, nearly all organic matter can be used to make compost but different items take varying amounts of time to decompose and form different end products.
According to the FEDU Team, the raw materials for making compost manure, include; the House and compound sweepings, Fruit and vegetable peelings, Wood fire ash, Crop residues, Dead leaves, Weeds, Farm yard manure, Urine & Top soil.
The Importance of compost manure include; improvement of soil structure, Improved soil aeration, Improved soil drainage,reduces on the rate of soil erosion, Maintains soil moisture, Improves on soil nutrition, Improves pest and diseases resistance by crops