Recently they learnt how how to make their own organic compost. Other cooperatives rely on mineral fertilisers, as it guarantees their harvest, but Bio-Nature believe that although organic farming is not an easy route to take, eventually they will be able to ask a higher price for their produce, so it is worth the risk.
Only their vegetables are organic so far, but they are working towards turning their rice fields organic too.
“Fortunately, this year, thanks to the loans we have received, things have changed. We are really happy. We are really happy because the loans we have got have helped us to reduce the difficulties we suffered in the past.” Atsu, a member of Bio-Nature