COMACO trains farmers

THE Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO) has started training farmers in organic farming to help improve soil fertility among smallholder farmers.
Currently, the organisation is working with over 178,000 farmers in 13 districts of Muchinga, Eastern and Central provinces.
According to a statement posted on COMACO website, farmers are trained on how to plant legume food crops such as soya bean and ground nuts to enhance soil nutrition, and practice crop rotation to keep fields healthy year after year.
“We train our farmers in the leading practices of organic farming. To further improve soil fertility, our crops are planted alongside millions of Gliricidia sepium trees, a nitrogen-fixing plant that adds nutrients to depleted soils and

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