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An introduction to Lifeworks

Lifeworks training transforms lives. This introductory video show the impact of our training on the life of Clementine, a farmer from Rwanda who was a struggling subsistence farmer growing a single crop. Today, she has diversified her crops and grows a surplus which she sells in the market – this has transformed life for her and her family. The fermented microbial preparations Lifeworks taught her to make and to use have more than doubled the yield of every harvest. These preparations boost the fertility of the soil – and they are cheap to make from readily available ingredients.
In this video, we demonstrate how to make and use a fermented Lactobacillus fertiliser known as ‘milk fertiliser’ or lab serum. This fertiliser is rich in microbes that promotes soil fertility and plant health and can boost crop yields. It is easy to make from widely available low-cost ingredients.
In this video, we demonstrate how to make and use a fermented fertiliser known as fish hydrolysate. This fertiliser is rich in microbes that promotes soil fertility and plant health and can boost crop yields. It is easy to make from widely available low-cost ingredients.
In this video, we demonstrate how to make and use a fermented fertiliser known as ‘cow fertiliser’ made from cow dung and urine. This fertiliser is rich in microbes that promotes soil fertility and plant health and can boost crop yields. It is easy and cheap to make.
In this video, we demonstrate how to make and use a rich compost in just 18 days using the ‘hot composting’ method developed by the University of California, Berkeley.
This two-page leaflet tells you all the key facts about Lifeworks and how we spread life-changing knowledge to farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
This short presentation explains what we do, why we do it and how we cascade our training and reach thousands of subsistence farmers in developing countries.
This report reviews evidence that microbial fertilisers can be produced cheaply and have a range of proven benefits: increasing crop yields and improving plants’ resistance to pests, pathogens and abiotic stresses. There is also strong evidence that natural fertilisers containing microorganisms can improve or restore soil fertility, enhance soil structure and increase soil’s capacity to sequester carbon.
Une sélection de vidéos en français.