In the Huong Tra township within the Huong Chu commune a project was undertaken to help the local farmers improve their soil fertility and crop yields by learning compost making.
Sixty-five households took part in the project.
The local Youth Union in the area helped collect waste and the local people were taught how to make compost, which could safely be used to fertilise their soil and increase crop yields.
Prior to learning how to make compost some farmer would spread untreated manure on their crops, which had the potential to spread diseases, and posed a serious health hazard.
Donor: Australian Volunteers International – Planet Wheeler
Project Date: 2013
Location: Huong Tra, Huong Chu Commune