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The Importance, Unexploited Opportunities and Challenges of Vermicomposting Technology in Ethiopia

Version 1 : Received: 11 October 2021 / Approved: 21 October 2021 / Online: 21 October 2021 (22:53:58 CEST)

How to cite: Dadi, T.G.; Gebirehiwot, H.T. The Importance, Unexploited Opportunities and Challenges of Vermicomposting Technology in Ethiopia. Preprints 2021, 2021100317 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202110.0317.v1). Dadi, T.G.; Gebirehiwot, H.T. The Importance, Unexploited Opportunities and Challenges of Vermicomposting Technology in Ethiopia. Preprints 2021, 2021100317 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202110.0317.v1).

Abstract

Agriculture is the mainstay of the Ethiopian and a key sector of its economy. However, Lack of productive and environmentally friendly technology is not widely applicable elsewhere. Likewise, the vermicomposting technology is a recently emerging science which not effectively transferred to the users across the country. Thus, this review is aimed to shine the importance, unexploited opportunities and the challenges hindered for further expansions in Ethiopian context. Vermicompost is among the powerful organic fertilizers which enhance soil Fertility and productivity. As agrarian society; there are plenty of raw byproducts and weed species which are not center of focus (i.e cattle waste, crop residues and invasive weeds like P.Juliflora, P.hysterophorus and E.crassipes respectively). However, there are many constraints there like policy issue, handling problems and sensitivity of the worms for different environmental factors which hindered to invest on a wide range. Generally, the number and weight of vermiculture as well as amount of produced casts are promised and every possible ways were recommended to entertain on the large scale.

Keywords

Invasive weeds; Organic Fertilizers; Vermicomposting Technology; Ethiopia.

Subject

BIOLOGY, Agricultural Sciences & Agronomy

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