You can make compost in two to three weeks

| May 26, 2019

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This week’s Farmer story from the Republic of Congo focuses on compost. So does our Script of the week.

Imagine this. You will be ready to plant your garden in three weeks, but your soil is poor and needs fertilizer. You’ve heard that compost is good fertilizer and will make your soil rich and your plants healthy.

But there’s a problem. It usually takes three months to make compost.

What can you do?

You might be interested to know that it is possible to make compost in just two or three weeks. It will mean some extra time and work for you—but if you want quick compost, it will be worth it.

This script gives step-by-step instructions on how to make compost in just 2-3 weeks. You could use the script as research material or broadcast this step-by-step guide after sharing our Farmer story from Congo-Brazzaville. You can also use this script as inspiration for creating your own programming on the benefits of compost and the different ways of making compost. Talk to farmers who make and use compost, remembering to ask about the amount of time it takes them to make compost. You can also talk to agricultural officers, NGO representatives, and other soil specialists.