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Soil Fertility and Composting

This section looks at the way in which soil quality can be maintained and improved through a number of techniques including the use of fertilizer, manure and compost.

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Biol Preparation

Biol is a liquid fertilizer that is made from a mixture of ingredients in a sealed container.

Giannina Solari, Published on 2011

Boji La Kijani / Oteo La Mima

Garden Organic (HDRA), Published on 2004

Collaborative action on soil fertility in South Asia Experiences from Bangladesh and Nepal

Working paper on collaborative action on soil fertility in South Asia: Experiences from Bangladesh and Nepal.

Seth Cook;Chris Henderson;Menila Kharel;Afsari Begum;Abdur Rob;Sujan Piya, Published on 2016

Compost Bin Manufacture

This fact sheet explains concrete composting bin fabrication.

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2014

Composting in the Tropics

This booklet could help you to improve your methods. Organic matter is often piled up in the compound but left unmanaged. This will produce compost but the materials will take a long time to...

Garden Organic (HDRA), Published on 1998

Composting in the Tropics II

This booklet follows on from ‘Composting in the Tropics’ concentrates on the principles of composting and especially the heap method in the first booklet while this second booklet looks at other...

Garden Organic (HDRA), Published on 2001

Culture and Perception in acceptance of organic fertilizer when human sludge is one of its source

The document describes culture and perception in acceptance of organic fertilizer when human sludge is one of its sources

Md. A. Halim Miah, Published by Practical Action, Bangladesh on 2014

Fertile ground: harnessing the market to reverse soil degradation in South Asia

Soils are the foundation of all terrestrial life on the planet and are essential for agricultural production. Yet unsustainable farming practices are degrading soils across South Asia and many...

Practical Action;IIED, Published by IIED on 2016

Home Composting Bins

Composting is encouraged as a means of dealing with organic waste and can offer many benefits such as enhanced soil fertility.

Home Composting Systems

This technical brief describes about different home composting methods and use of home composting bins in detail.

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Integrated Soil Fertility

This fact sheet describes various methods of countering soil degradation in semi-arid regions.

Douglas Gumbo, Published on 2006

Preparación de Biol

Biol es un abono o fertilizante líquido que se hace de una mezcla de ingredientes en un recipiente sellado.

Giannina Solari

Recycling of Organic Waste

This fact sheet outlines the main methods of putting organic waste to good use.

Dai Rees;Jonathan Rouse, Published on 2008

Requirement to demand Organic fertilizer Promotion

Requirement to demand: Promoting Organic Fertilizer in Bangladesh, exploring required Knowledge support for major stakeholders in relation to creating a viable business model for OF production and...

Practical Action, Bangladesh, Published by Practical Action, Bangladesh on 2014

Simple Methods of Preventing Soil Erosion and Conserving Water

Some simple approaches to preventing soil erosion for and capturing water crop for cultivation

Nigel Walsh;Peter Wright;Mike Brownbridge, Published by Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) on 2012

Technical guide - compost bin manufacturing

This technical brief describes the process of construction of home composting bins.

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Ukuzaji Wa Mbolea Ya Takataka Katika Nchi Zenye Joto Jingi

Mbolea hii ni sehemu za viumbe (mabaki ya mimea na wanyama) ambayo imefanyika kuoza kwa muda mrefu kwa ajili ya kusazwa na viumbe wadogo sana. Sehemu za vitu kama matawi, matunda na mabaki ya mboga...

Published on 2002

Vermicomposting: A promising technology to turn kitchen waste to organic compost

Vermicomposting is a process of composting that uses earthworm to convert organic waste into humus-like high-quality compost.This technique of converting organic waste into compost manure not


Khadka, Rakesh, Published by Practical Action, Nepal on 2017

Vetivar Hedges and Sisal

These technical guidelines were prepared to guide the conservation of natural resources with a special focus on vetivar grass and sisal.

Thembinkosi Nyathi, Published on 2010


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