The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Soils and Water Management (DA-BSWM), through the Compost Production Implementation Team (CPIT), conducted the Capacity Enhancement for the Operation and Maintenance of the Small-Scale Composting Facility for F.Y. 2023 Beneficiaries in Region III. This was held in Santa Ana, Pampanga, from November 16 to 17, 2023. The Instructional session garnered participation of Small-Scale Composting Facility (SSCF) Beneficiaries and Municipal Local Government Units (MLGUs) of Region 3.

The Hands-on Training encompassed crucial aspects of small-scale composting, including discussions on the Beneficial Effects of Continuous and Regular Application of Compost Tea, Vermicomposting Techniques and Processes, Machinery Maintenance, Biodegradable Waste Shredding, and Organic Material Utilization. Following Instructional Sessions with hands-on demonstrations, participants engaged in practical exercises involving the operation of a Biomass Shredder and SSCF.

Small-scale composting serves as an accessible and environmentally friendly method for organic waste management, yielding a valuable resource for gardening. Whether utilizing a compost bin, vermicomposting system, or trench composting, maintaining a balance of green and brown materials, ensuring proper aeration, and exercising patience are key elements in facilitating the inherent processes of nature.

The initiatives undertaken by DA-BSWM on SSCF involved providing Region 3 beneficiaries with a package comprising of Biomass Shredder, Compost Tea Brewer, and African Night Crawler, aimed at augmenting small-scale composting practices in the region.