Tea for the soil: How manure tea feeds the soil

    | August 23, 2010

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    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.