These guidelines are more focused on households, small scale farmers (emerging farmers), vegetable gardens and community farms.

Composting provides a wide range of opportunities for farmers to improve their production. Farms normally produce a huge amount of organic matter that can be used for compost and when they decide to do composting, there are many benefits. Organic compost is a great natural product that increases the quality of the soil and also helps the soil to retain more water. Micro-organisms in soil also benefit a lot from compost. When your soil is healthy the plants therein will be less susceptible to some diseases and pests, because compost acts as a natural pesticide. When the soil structure and soil nutrients is improved less fertilizer is required and erosion is reduced.

A broad range of organic matter can be incorporated into a compost system yard and food waste, leaves, grass etc. are just a few examples.

For more info on DIY composting, visit the links below:
Compost for small farm
Composting 101
Make your own compost

Environmental Affairs:

The National Organic Waste Composting Strategy