Encouraging young farmers to produce compost for healthy soil and organic food using innovative solutions
Need we plan to address
Agricultural practices such as excessive use of fertilizers and chemicals have been causing soil degradation, salinity, health effects, reduction in soil biodiversity, atmospheric and water pollution, and climate change. Farmers generally use inorganic fertilizers due to their availability and scarcity of ready to use organic conditioners. Therefore composter project targets zero waste by evaluating organic farm and agricultural wastes, re-use of materials and promote circular economy. Compost production will help to develop sustainable agricultural systems with efficient use of resources. Using organic compost for plant production will be resulted in decrease chemical inputs to soil. Additionally it will increase soil carbon, promotes soil health and reduces climate change through carbon sequestrations in soils.
The ultimate goal of the project is to contribute to the improvement of soil health as well as organic production through teaching composting process. The project aims to establish long-term cooperation and partnership relations among Turkey, Lithuania and Spain in composting sector, to develop the best practices on compost production conformant to EU quality and standards and setting up healthy information exchange, to design training programmes on sustainable compost production methods and putting these methods into practice, to train farmers and organise pilot exercises, and to implement some innovative composting methods.
Outcomes the COMPOSTER expect have
The project aims to develop four main intellectual outputs as follows; -The output 1 titled as “Composting Methods Manual” -Output 2 titled as ” Marketing Tactics in Organic Compost Production”-Output 3 is “COMPOSTER Documentary Film” . For dissemination of project outputs, a virtual workshop titled “Workshop on New Innovative Technologies for Compost Production, Turkey” will be organized. Small-scale compost producers and young farmers, entrepreneurs and other beneficiaries who are starting to use compost in their agricultural practices will improve their position in the sector and have a more efficient market share. In addition to the training given in the classroom environment, the trainees who will participate in the practices to be carried out in compost collection and production facilities will also provide added value in the provision of qualified workforce.
NEWS ABOUT THE PROJECT
- Transnational Knowledge Sharing Meeting of the COMPOSTER Project was held in Spain
- COMPOSTER Projesinin Ulusötesi Bilgi Paylaşımı Toplantısı İspanya’da Gerçekleştirildi
- COMPOSTING HAND BOOK FOR YOUNG FARMERS AND ALL USERS
- GENÇ ÇİFTÇİLER ve TÜM KULLANICILAR İÇİN KOMPOST EL KİTABI
- COMPOSTER Projesinin Kick-Off Toplantısı Gerçekleştirildi
- Kick-off Meeting