Vermicomposting is a sustainable biotechnological process of producing a vermicompost in which certain species of earthworms are used to enhance the process of converting waste into an environment-friendly fertilizer.

In the process of composting, organic wastes like leguminous leaves, animal manure, rice straw, grasses, and kitchen wastes, collectively known as the substrates, are recycled into stabilized products that can be applied to the soil as organic fertilizer. The materials will undergo decomposition with the help of a worm called the African Night Crawler (ANC), which then convert the substrates into a vermicast or vermicompost.

To experience vermicomposting on-hand, please contact the CBE.

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