01 October 2018 → 30 September 2022
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
- Soil sciences, challenges and pollution
Agricultural and food sciences
- Agriculture, land and farm management
vermicomposting earthworms soil plant health
The project assesses availability of local organic wastes, growth conditions of indigenous earthworm species and their decomposition efficiency in Ethiopia. The quality and impacts of these vermicomposts as biofertilizer and biocontrol will be further assessed under laboratory and field conditions using tomato as test plant. The knowledge and skill gained will improve food security and incomes of small-scale farmers.