It is simply amazing how fast farmers are grasping the many benefits of making and using biochar in Africa.
Starting with a single Nun who watched our video on how to build a biochar oven, she has led a movement that has trained well over 2,500 farmers today, and is still growing.
One of the reasons it is so popular and spreading like wildfire is because it works. The farmers see the incredible results when they plant their crops with biochar. These people are hungry, and can see the immediate benefits.
They are also adapting biochar into their animal feed, which is having a positive impact on the health and growth of their chickens, pigs, cows and rabbits.
It is very encouraging to see so many farmers excited about the results of making and using biochar. The environmental impact of less smoke from crop waste burning is a side benefit for everyone.
Right now the rains have slowed down biochar production for awhile, but when the rains come to an end biochar production will once again be dominating the new agricultural standards in Africa, and more and more farmers will learn how to do it.
The more funds we can raise for this project the more teachers we can train to help spread biochar education to farmers.
This project is a major step for food security for millions of people.
Thanks for your continued support!
Evelind and Michael
Chicken egg production before biochar
Chicken egg production after biochar