Research trials of vetiver - an essential oil
Over the years SOIL's agricultural program has improved the way we use SOIL's EcoSan compost, and helped us provide better information to farmer's looking to increase their yields by incorporating sustainable farming practices. In 2015 - 2016 alone, SOIL trained 10 agricultural interns in the use SOIL's compost for increasing crop yields and we conducted sustainable farming experiments on market crops such as Moringa, hot peppers, cucumbers, onions, lima beans, plantains, cabbage, vetiver, soybeans, watermelons, tomatos, and peanuts.
SOIL is now transitioning towards an exciting new approach to our compost analysis work. Building off of our previous agricultural research, we will be focusing our efforts specifically on partners in the agricultural sector who can work with SOIL to examine the benefits of our compost on high value crops. By no longer conducting research directly at SOIL, we will free up staff time to support efforts that get results to farmers more quickly and we can devote more resources to our composting waste treatment sites, where we produce all this compost in the first place!
You can learn more about our efforts to increase waste treatment services and compost production in Haiti at SOIL's Global Giving project "Generating Organic Compost for Farmers". And we also invite you to join our email list at www.oursoil.org, friend us on social media @SOILHaiti, and email us anyway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s a Haitian proverb that says, “Sa ou plante, se li ou rekolte.” / What you plant is what you’ll harvest. Thank you for planting the seeds of change in Haiti.
Analyzing the results of a pepper harvest
Research trials of moringa grown in SOIL compost