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A year ago I visited the United States of America under @YALINetwork. Apart from the arranged leadership program, I visited Iowa dumping sites where I learnt the modern way of making organic manure. I wrote a facebook status articulating my zeal to copy this initiative to Malawi.
I explained my idea to some Environmental scientist in Malawi but non showed interest.
Being persistent in whatever I do, I started the process of making composite manure mainly for use in my fruit tree seedlings at @FarmsPikho
During the first trial, I applied my #compost manure to the fruit trees and ended up burning a greater number of it. This was a sign that my manure was powerful just like fertilizer. I devised ways of redesigning manure production processes.
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In IPES-Food's latest report, 'The Added Value(s) of #Agroecology', we focused on a series of obstacles that prevent the transition to agroecological #foodsystems.

🌱 One such obstacle is the *access to #seeds & #organic inputs*. Here's a quick thread on why this matters! 👇🏿

#Farmer seed systems - through which farmers select, multiply, conserve & exchange a wide range of reproducible varieties - are an essential component of #agroecology, which relies on diversity at all levels (including crop genetic diversity). 🌱🌿🌾

#DidYouKnow that these systems account for up to 90% of the seeds used in some African countries? And in #Mali, peasant seed systems make up 75% of the varieties grown in the country.

❗️ However, these systems are lacking in legal recognition and policy support ❗️

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Just because something is #recyclable does not mean it's #recycled. This article makes a lot of great points about misleading consumers on the sustainability (or lack thereof) of packaging.

I'd like to add a local and #zerowaste perspective!

The National Sword program in 2017, when China stopped accepting recyclables unless they met the stringent 0.5% contamination rate, had a big impact on recycling.

China was previously a large importer of US recyclables, which now needed to find new markets. (1/n)
As far as contamination rates go, the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) noted this was "nearly impossible."

Even with a contamination rate of 1%, OCRRA has reported on looking for new solutions:… (2/n)
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Contrairement à ce qu’en disent certains fabricants les #emballages en #PLA (plastique biosourcé):
❌ ne doivent pas être jetés dans la poubelle de #tri !!
✅ Mais dans un bac pour #compost industriel ou dans la poubelle des déchets ménagers
Pourquoi ?
➡️ Parce qu’il n’y a pas de filière de #recyclage pour ce matériau
➡️ Parce qu’il perturbe les filières de recyclage du PET (bouteille notamment)
On en retrouve de plus en plus sous forme de bouteille et parfois il y a mention « recyclable ». Mais la recyclabilité ne signifie pas qu’il y ait une filière. Certains fabricants jouent sur cette nuance. Soyez vigilants.
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⚠️ Même partiellement biodégradable, ce #masque ne DOIT PAS être jeté dans la nature :
1/ Le PLA se dégrade en #compost industriel pas domestique !
3/ il contient d’autres matériaux non #biodégradables (élastique et mousses)
Tout cela est bien précisé sur le site du fabricant.
La mousse, l’élastique et le PLA mettront plusieurs années à se dégrader dans la nature. D’ailleurs la compo de la mousse et de la bande élastique n’est pas précisée. Mais ils ne sont pas biodégradables.
Je vois mal quelqu’un qui jette son masque n’importe ou retirer au préalable la mousse et l’élastique 🙄

Le problème n’est pas le matériau mais ce que l’on en fait une fois utilisé
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Bueno, finalmente terminé de armar mis composteras y filmé el paso a paso por si a alguien le ayuda. Es para hacer #compost de buena calidad y en grandes cantidades, usando materiales disponibles del parquizado o de una pequeña chacra. Si te sirve, miralo (abro hilo)
Compost en grandes cantidades vas a necesitar si tenes una huerta, un vivero, un jardín grande o si simplemente tenes el lugar y te querés poner a hacer para vender. Algunos conceptos son básicos y los podes usar para tu compostera de balcón o patio.
Como antecesor de este hilo y más detalle, te podés leer este:
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Healthy #soil sequesters #carbon, promotes the growth of nutrient-dense crops, holds more #water, and fights disease. What #farming practices can get you there? A thread:
Cover crops 🌿 When fields are bare, they're vulnerable to #erosion and #nutrient loss. Planting cover crops protects against this, while also smothering weeds, controlling pests, retaining #water, and enhancing #biodiversity.
Crop rotation 🔄 By refusing to plant the same #crop over and over, #farmers can return nutrients to the #soil without synthetic inputs. Crop rotation also wards off pests and disease, which have a harder time adapting with constantly-changing crops.
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1/ Today, I lost a favorite tool, a #foodchopper that was used for preparing nutrients for my #compost. I found it at a yard sale for $1. Ever try to replace a friend w/such low maintenance. It ain't e-z. #SuchIsLife In looking for another, I'm going to share some sage advice.
2/ 1st, this is what one looks like, but I'm not spending this much for a tool used to recycle waste from my kitchen. No, I plan to use this one for my own food and retire another to the compost team. The key is the number of offset blades. You want 3, not 2 as my old one did.
3/ Why use a food chopper? Expert #composters will tell you that the smaller you can make the materials you put in a composter, the faster they will decompose, and the faster you can feed compost to your plants. Very intuitive. #NatureBeingNature
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