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Book chapter2014Peer reviewed

Potential of productive waste management systems in low- income countries

Jönsson, Håkan; Vinnerås, Björn


In low- and middle-income countries, often neither waste nor wastewater are fully collected and treated, resulting in major impacts on the environment and health. Urban and peri-urban agriculture provides both food and income to many urban poor, but productivity of land is decreasing. Tackling these problems simultaneously enables solutions for both issues by introducing systems where organic waste is turned into high-value products and safe fertilisers.


urban, peri-urban, waste, wastewater, fertilzers, plant nutrients, valuable

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SLU-Global Report
2014, number: 2014:4, pages: 22-26 Title: Urban and peri-urban farming in low income countries – challenges and knowledge gaps
ISBN: 978-91-576-9230-6
Publisher: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences