Composite manure is covered with grass and left to decay before use
Farmers in Ruvune sector, Gicumbi district have been urged to embrace composite manure for high quality crop yields.
The district campaign teaches farmers on ways to prepare composite manure from decayed plants, grass, animal waste and food stuffs.
“If applied in required quantity, composite manure is the cheapest way to increase harvest,” Says Jean Chrysostome Nzeyimana the Agriculture officer in Gicumbi district.
Composite manure from the garden increases yields by 30 per cent if farmers embrace the new idea.
“Preparing own manure from own garden is less hectic and not costly,” says Jean Pierre Karara,a farmer.
After decaying, composite manure is prepared to be used in gardens
“The quantity of Composite manure increases as it decays. We normally give some to other farmers to help them improve on the soil fertility as well,” Says Charles Ndabazi, a farmer who has practiced with composite manure before.
The Rwandan government calls upon farmers to embrace composite manure for increased soil fertility especially on dry lands and terraces.