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Increase Crop Production (Using “Animal Impact”) Workshop
April 19 @ 8:00 am - April 21 @ 5:00 pm UTC+2
One event on April 19, 2022 at 8:00 am
One event on August 1, 2022 at 8:00 am
This is a 2-day (3 night) workshop most suitable for farmers or organisations interested in conservation agriculture. Farmers and/or facilitators are shown how to kraal community livestock on successive portions of harvested crop fields at night for about seven days to break up the soil with their hooves and deposit dung and urine. This treatment has more than doubled (five times, in some cases) maize yields compared to community control fields. Animal impacting makes abandoned fields usable again. It also eliminates the labour required to transport manure to the field.