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RE: Production of organic fertilizers as a sustainable alternative for agricultural waste management

in ecoTrain9 months ago

Great content!

Although I don't discourage the use of 'chemical' fertilizers, I agree with its indiscriminate use especially with local farmers. It has become their magic potion, a part of their "add this and that" kit as a quick and easy means to have an abundant harvest.

The real problem is really the 'overuse' of the soil, the 'overproduction', and the extensive use of herbicides that makes the soil barren. Constant use of chemical fertilizers are just band-aid solutions to the worsening problem.

Aside from cover crops, rotational cropping, and other sustainable methods, using food waste as a long-term means to improve the soil is really an economical and sustainable option for farmers especially with rising cost of farm inputs.