Agriculture and Technology

Namibian farmers turn to locally produced biochar as fertilizer

Namibian farmers turn to locally produced biochar as fertilizer

A group of Namibian farmers are changing the face of farming in the normally infertile soils of the desert that characterizes the Southern African country through the use of biochar as a form of natural fertilizer. Marieke Voights, one of the farmers who are now running a thriving market gardening project on her farm about 40 km out of capital Windhoek towards the southern part of the country is reaping great rewards from the innovative farming technique.

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