Commercial Worm Farming for Organic Fertilizer Production – IAMN

Commercial Worm Farming
for Organic Fertilizer Production

Commercial Worm Farming for Organic Fertilizer Production

Workshop Summary

This comprehensive 3-day workshop is designed to provide participants with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in commercial worm farming for organic fertilizer production. Vermiculture, the cultivation of worms for composting, is an eco-friendly and profitable venture that converts organic waste into high-quality fertilizer. Despite its potential, many farmers and entrepreneurs face challenges such as inadequate farming techniques, insufficient knowledge of worm biology, and poor risk management. This workshop aims to address these issues by equipping participants with advanced worm farming techniques, effective composting methods, and strategic investment risk management to ensure sustainable success in the organic fertilizer industry.

Curriculum and Schedules

    • Morning Session:
      • Welcome and Introduction:
        • Overview of the workshop objectives and agenda.
        • Introduction to facilitators and participants.
      • Introduction to Vermiculture:
        • Importance of worm farming for organic fertilizer production.
        • Economic and environmental benefits.
      • Worm Species and Their Characteristics:
        • Identifying suitable worm species for composting.
        • Understanding the biology and lifecycle of composting worms.
    • Afternoon Session:
      • Setting Up a Worm Farm:
        • Designing and constructing worm bins.
        • Substrate preparation and bedding materials.
      • Feeding and Maintaining Worms:
        • Types of organic waste suitable for worm farming.
        • Feeding schedules and maintenance tips.
      • Q&A and Networking:
        • Open forum for questions and interaction with experts.
        • Networking opportunities with fellow participants.
    • Field Visit:
      • Visit to a local worm farm to observe farming practices and interact with farmers.
    • Morning Session:
      • Composting Process and Vermicompost Production:
        • Stages of the composting process.
        • Techniques for producing high-quality vermicompost.
      • Harvesting and Processing Vermicompost:
        • Methods for harvesting worm castings.
        • Processing and packaging techniques.
    • Afternoon Session:
      • Quality Control in Vermicomposting:
        • Ensuring product quality and safety.
        • Standards and certifications for organic fertilizers.
      • Value Addition and Product Diversification:
        • Creating value-added products (e.g., worm tea, soil conditioners).
        • Exploring new market opportunities and product lines.
      • Q&A and Networking:
        • Open forum for questions and interaction with experts.
        • Networking opportunities with fellow participants.
    • Factory Visit:
      • Visit to a vermicomposting facility to see the technologies and quality control measures in action.
    • Morning Session:
      • Financial Planning and Investment Analysis:
        • Developing a financial plan for a vermiculture business.
        • Analyzing investment opportunities and risks.
      • Risk Management in Vermiculture Agribusiness:
        • Identifying and mitigating risks in the vermiculture value chain.
        • Strategies for managing financial, operational, and market risks.
    • Afternoon Session:
      • Marketing Strategies and Market Access:
        • Effective marketing techniques for organic fertilizers.
        • Accessing local and international markets.
      • Business Plan Development and Feasibility Studies:
        • Crafting a comprehensive business plan.
        • Conducting feasibility studies to assess business viability.
      • Q&A and Networking:
        • Open forum for questions and interaction with experts.
        • Networking opportunities with fellow participants.



  • Feasibility Studies: Comprehensive feasibility studies tailored to individual business needs.
  • Risk Management Toolkits: Access to advanced risk management tools to safeguard your investment.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with industry experts and fellow participants for ongoing support and collaboration.
  • Continuous Support: Post-training mentorship and access to exclusive resources and updates in the broiler industry.
  • Expert Instruction: Learn from seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the broiler industry.
  • Hands-On Training: Practical sessions that provide real-world insights and applications.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: A well-rounded program covering production, processing, and investment risk management.
  • Transformative Outcomes: Gain the knowledge and skills to elevate your agribusiness to new heights.

For registration and more information, please contact:

Training Executive

Institute of Agribusiness Management Nigeria

Tel/Whatsapp: 08131215475

E: mail:


This workshop promises to be an intense and engaging experience, packed with valuable information and practical tools to ensure your success in the rice industry. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to transform your agribusiness!