The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries hosted a training workshop to introduce vermicomposting technology, as an alternative approach to compost production and income generating activity in Dominica, on Wednesday April 18, 2018. This workshop forms part of IICA’s Flagship Project on Productivity and Sustainability of Family Farming for Food Security and the Rural Economy, with specific focus on Sustainable Farming Systems and Food Security of Family Agriculture.
Vermicomposting technology is an emerging eco-friendly process which utilizes earthworms to convert organic waste into valuable composting material. With the increased demand for organic products, vermiculture/vermicomposting technology has great potential as a viable source of income. This technology requires relatively low-cost inputs and provides the capacity for the development of Vermi-Agro-Production Technology.
The training was facilitated by Mr Micah Martin, a soil science researcher and vermicomposting expert.
Soil science researcher & vermicomposting expert, Micah Martin
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