“We started with just 250 grams of worms, now we have 20 kilos! We have had great results with our worm composting - we can only use a quarter of what we produce so we sell the rest to farmers all over Madagascar."
- Madam Mino is one of 18,000 Malagasy farmers - half of them women - benefiting from a recent climate smart agriculture project funded by GCCA+ 🌴.
In Madagascar, farmers rely on worm compost for fertilizer as it is a quality organic material and only a tenth of the amount is needed compared to manure. The worm compost techniques have already demonstrated great results: yields and crops are more resistant to disease and drought. Weeding is also much easier because the organic manure was full of seeds.
Madagascar is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change where 90% percent of the population work in agriculture 🧑🏿🌾. Some regions, such as the area where the Madam Mino’s farm lies, have suffered from the impacts of climate change such as droughts and floods. Thanks to Climate Smart Agriculture techniques, such as the worm composting, the fields are being brought back to life.
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