Approaches and Technologies on Sustainable Land Management

Farmer to farmer exchange on making compost to improve soil fertility in Darkchung district of Xekong province

The Sustainable Land Management practices by smallholder farmers project implemented by NAFRI in collaboration with Xekong Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office and Darkchung District Agriculture and Forestry Office (DAFO) organized farmer to farmer exchange on 7th October 2019. The farmer to farmer exchange was chaired and leaded by extension workers of Darkchung DAFO. The exchange was invited 31 participants (14 women) from many different ten villages nearby and extension workers. The aims of farmer to farmer exchange is to share the good SLM practices by pilot household participated in compost (organic compost) to improve soil fertility in vegetable home garden demonstration. In order to scaling up SLM practices to other neighbor villages particular target on women. The exchange was organized into two activities as the first part is presentation the advantages and disadvantages of demonstration and the second part is practices activity. The preliminary results from farmer to farmer exchange is enhance the understanding and skills of participants, especially for women through interact learning from each other by sharing experience and active participation.