Vermicompost is emerging as an alternative to chemical fertilizers in Damurhuda Upazila

The WSSEAP project is being executed by PSUS with financial backing from GFGE. Approximately 100 farmers from Judanpur, Natipota, Damurhuda, and Howli villages in Damurhuda upazila have embraced vermicompost production. They are not only cultivating paddy and growing vegetables in their home gardens but also significantly contributing to safe food production. This practice aids in reducing their production costs while safeguarding soil health, allowing them to gradually lessen their reliance on chemical fertilizers. Notably, beyond the local farmers, women in the region are also actively participating in vermicompost production. They are generating profits by selling this fertilizer in the market, which in turn serves as an alternative source of income for them.