We ran 3 day Organic Soil Fertility building course in the project in Malaysia. During the course students learned about how to make different varieties of compost, compost tea and other biofertilisers that can sustain their soil fertility without the need for external inputs. Organic fertilisers will increase the benefical microbial life in the soil and prevent disease causing microbes from overtaking.
When we build organic soil, we are increasing the organic matter in the soil, this helps in turning the soil into a sponge, meaning it will hold more water in the layer of soil around the roots of the plants, resulting in decreased need for irrigation.
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