Using compost as fertilizer gives good yields and conserves soil: A Participatory Radio Campaign in Ghana

    | March 26, 2012

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    As a complement to our story on microdosing, our script of the week looks at another method for improving soils. It is based on experiences during Farm Radio International Participatory Radio Campaigns in Ghana. Radio Ada, a rural community radio station in the eastern part of the country, implemented a series of programs encouraging farmers adopt the practice of fertilizing their crops with compost.

    This script shows how farmers and radio stations can collaborate to produce and present programs for the benefit of both. Farmers took part in the radio programs, giving interviews on air and providing lots of feedback. They were also given the opportunity to compare the cost of using chemical fertilizer to the cost of using compost. The end result was good yields and increased soil conservation – and a great script!