Compost is an organic fertilizer that can be made on the farm at very low
cost. The most important input is the farmer's labour. Compost is
decomposed organic matter, such as crop residues and/or animal
manure. Most of these ingredients can be easily found around the farm.
Agromisa’s Question and Answer Service frequently receives questions
from farmers who face a problem with a decreasing fertility of their soils.
Due to soil fertility problems, crop returns often decrease and the crops
are more susceptible to pests and diseases because they are in bad