Author: Katherine Halsall

Bat guano; a “miracle” solution for agriculture in developing countries?

Katherine Halsall
The vast majority of Malawians live in rural areas and rely on subsistence farming, supplemented with small plots of cash crops to meet their daily needs. Agriculture accounts for 90% of exports and is extremely important to the national economy. However, increasingly dry conditions and the depletion of nutrients through soil erosion, resulting from dated agricultural practices taught in schools, make this lifestyle challenging. As the 17 th least developed country in the world¹ many …