ABOUT THE BOOK
1996, the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) in
In 1998, the Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development of Tigray Region adopted the making of compost as part of its extension package. By 2007 at least 25% of the farmers were making and using compost. Between 2003 and 2006 grain yield for the Region almost doubled. Since 1998, there has also been a steady decrease in the use of chemical fertiliser.
and using compost is also being promoted in other regions of the country.
In 2008, the Ministry of Agriculture reported that around two million
(16%) of the highland farmers were using compost as part of their efforts
to increase food crop production for food security in
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
EDWARDS, AREFAYNE ASMELASH and HAILU ARAYA are Director,
Project Officer and Sustainable Community Development Team Leader, respectively,
of the Institute for Sustainable Development (P O Box 171-1110,
History of crop cultivation in
ISD’s project on sustainable agriculture
2. MATERIALS AND METHODS
3. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
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