Biochar based fertilization

In 2016 Nepal advanced to become the leading country in biochar based fertilization. Hundreds of trials with close to 500 participating farmers in more than 20 villages proved that biochar when enhanced with cattle urine may improve yield by about 100% compared to conventional chemical fertilization. The project led by Ithaka could convince the central and several regional...

Farm scale biochar production, biochar nutrient enhancement and application methods in Nepal

In 2014/15 we had the opportunity to work on an Asia Development Bank project and to introduce biochar into Nepali agriculture. Working in 15 villages and setting-up more than 140 field trials with various different stable and cash crops, we gained valuable experiences on how to increase yields substantially using low amounts of nutrient enhanced biochar.