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

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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...


Chapter 10 (Page no: 129)

Lomé: urban agriculture in Lomé.

This chapter focuses on the production of commercial crops along the shoreline of Lomé, Togo. The main crops cultivated (vegetables, spices and herbs) and the nutrient sources (organic and inorganic fertilizers) are given. The socioeconomic conditions and the marketing strategies of peri-urban products are discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The potential use of waste-stream products for soil amelioration in peri-urban interface agricultural production systems. Author(s): Harris, P. J. C. Allison, M. Smith, G. Kindness, H. M. Kelley, J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 29) The economic viability of organic waste composting. Author(s): Niemeyer, R. G. Litterscheid, H. Sanders, S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 43) Assessing farmers' perceptions of organic wastes as nutrient sources. Author(s): Drechsel, P. Quansah, C. Asante-Mensah, S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 55) Environmental concerns of urban and peri-urban agriculture: case studies from Accra and Kumasi. Author(s): Mensah, E. Amoah, P. Drechsel, P. Abaidoo, R. C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 69) Turning municipal waste into compost: the case of Ibadan. Author(s): Agbola, T.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 82) Urban vegetable production in Lagos and Ibadan. Author(s): Oladokun, M. A. O.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 84) Turning municipal waste into compost: the case of Accra. Author(s): Etuah-Jackson, I. Klaassen, W. P. Awuye, J. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 96) Farming systems and farming inputs in and around Kumasi. Author(s): Nsiah-Gyabaah, K. Adam, M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 115) Linking (peri-)urban agriculture and organic waste management in Dar es Salaam. Author(s): Kiango, S. Amend, J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 133) Adding value to compost from urban household and market refuse in Lomé. Author(s): Kessler, A. Helbig, J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 137) Optimizing nutrient recycling and urban waste management - new concepts from Northern Europe. Author(s): Magid, J. Dalsgaard, A. Henze, M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 141) Assessing the potential of organic waste recycling through the analysis of rural-urban carbon fluxes. Author(s): Binder, C. Patzel, N.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 150) The potential of co-composting in Kumasi - quantification of the urban and peri-urban nutrient balance. Author(s): Leitzinger, C.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 176) Monitoring nutrient flows and economic performance in African farming systems: the NUTMON approach and its applicability to peri-urban agriculture. Author(s): Bosch, H. van den Eaton, D. Wijk, M. S. van Vlaming, J. Jager, A. de
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 193) Definition and boundaries of the peri-urban interface: patterns in the patchwork. Author(s): Adam, M.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 209) Urban agriculture: international support and capacity building in Africa. Author(s): Sawio, C. J. Spies, L. Doucouré, D.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 219) Research and development priorities. Author(s): Drechsel, P. Kunze, D.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • International Institute for Soil Fertility Management (IFDC-Africa), Lomé, Togo.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2001
  • ISBN
  • 0851995489
  • Record Number
  • 20083065210