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Waste composting for urban and peri-urban agriculture : closing the rural-urban nutrient cycle in sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Pay Drechsel; Dagmar Kunze
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxon, UK ; New York : CABI Pub., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rapid urbanization has created a major challenge with regard to waste management and environmental protection. However, the problem can be ameliorated by turning organic waste into compost for use as an agricultural fertilizer in urban and peri-urban areas. This is especially significant in less developed countries, where food security is also a key issue. This book addresses these subjects and is mainly based on  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pay Drechsel; Dagmar Kunze
ISBN: 0851995489 9780851995489 9251045917 9789251045916
OCLC Number: 45270474
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 229 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1: The potential use of waste stream products for soil amelioration in peri-urban interface agricultural production systems, P J C Harris, M Allison, H G Smith, H M Kindness and J Kelley2: Economic, sociocultural, and environmental considerations3: The economic viability of organic waste composting, R G Niemeyer, H Litterscheidt and S Sanders4: Assessing farmers' perceptions of organic wastes as nutrient sources, P Drechsel, C Quansah, Kwame Nkrumah and S Asante-Mensah5: Environmental concerns of urban and peri-urban agriculture: Case studies from Accra and Kumasi, E Mensah, P Amoah, R C Abaidoo and P Drechsel6: Turning urban waste into fertilizer for urban and peri-urban farmers: Case studies from East and West Africa7: Turning municipal waste into compost: The case of Ibadan, T Agbola8: Urban vegetable production in Lagos and Ibadan, M A O Oladokun9: Turning municipal waste into compost: The case of Accra, I Etuah-Jackson, W P Klaassen and J A Awuye10: Farming systems and farming inputs in and around Kumasi, K Nsiah-Gyabaah and M Adam11: An integrated waste management strategy for Kumasi, L Salifu12: Linking (peri-)urban agriculture and organic waste management in Dar es Salaam, S Kiango and J Amend13: Urban agriculture in Lome, M E A Schreurs and H van Reuler14: Adding value to compost from urban household and market refuse in Lome, A Kessler and J Helbig15: Optimizing nutrient recycling and urban waste management - new concepts from Northern Europe, J Magid, A Dalsgaard and M Henze16: Modelling urban and peri-urban biomass and nutrient flows17: Assessing the potential of organic waste recycling through the analysis of rural-urban carbon fluxes, C Binder and N Patzel18: The potential of co-composting in Kumasi - quantification of the urban and peri-urban nutrient balance, C Leitzinger19: Estimating rural-urban nutrient flows for mega-cities, J Faerge, J Magid and F Penning de Vries20: Monitoring nutrient flows and economic performance in African farming systems: The NUTMON approach and its applicability to peri-urban agriculture, H van den Bosch, D Eaton, M S van Wijk, J Vlaming and A de Jager21: Definition and boundaries of the peri-urban interface: Patterns in the patchwork, M G Adam22: Urban agriculture: International support and capacity building in Africa, C J Sawio, L Spies and D Doucoure
Responsibility: edited by Pay Drechsel and Dagmar Kunze.
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