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Cover for Sustainability and resilience of the urban agricultural phenomenon in Africa.

This chapter discusses a particularly successful farming system (irrigated urban agriculture), driven by market opportunities that support quick and tangible benefits and found throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The chapter also shows that a framework is needed to assess bright spots, which goes beyond ...

Author(s)
Drechsel, P.; Cofie, O.; Niang, S.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933876)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Research and development priorities.

This chapter focuses on a variety of aspects related to urban and peri-urban agriculture and waste management in Accra, Ghana. It highlights issues related to environment and public health; (ii) scientific knowledge gaps in soil fertility management and nutrient recycling; (iii) decision-making in...

Author(s)
Drechsel, P.; Kunze, D.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995489)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Waste composting for urban and peri-urban agriculture: closing the rural-urban nutrient cycle in sub-Saharan Africa.

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...

Author(s)
Drechsel, P.; Kunze, D.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995489)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing farmers' perceptions of organic wastes as nutrient sources.

This paper presents the methodology (PRA/PME: participatory rural appraisals/participatory monitoring and evaluation) and the interview guidelines (criteria/subjects), used to assess farmers' perceptions of compost and poultry manure as sources of plant nutrients in peri-urban Kumasi, Ghana.

Author(s)
Drechsel, P.; Quansah, C.; Asante-Mensah, S.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995489)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Environmental concerns of urban and peri-urban agriculture: case studies from Accra and Kumasi.

This paper provides examples of environmental concerns (case studies from Accra and Kumasi, Ghana) related to: (i) irrigation water quality; (ii) the quality of waste stream products (compost, poultry manure); (iii) food contamination; and (iv) the use of pesticides in urban and peri-urban...

Author(s)
Mensah, E.; Amoah, P.; Drechsel, P.; Abaidoo, R. C.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995489)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Valuing soil fertility change: selected methods and case studies.

This chapter examines the significant challenges in assessing, i.e. quantifying and valuing, the impacts of soil fertility and nutrient depletion. After briefly reviewing the main economic approaches that are used to value soil nutrient change, four case studies are presented. These illustrate the...

Author(s)
Drechsel, P.; Giordano, M.; Enters, T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural use of untreated urban wastewater in Ghana.

In Ghana, urban sanitation infrastructure is poor and only a small portion of the (primarily domestic) wastewater is collected for treatment. The bulk ends up in drains and nearby water bodies and is used by urban and peri-urban vegetable farmers for irrigation. Open-space urban and peri-urban...

Author(s)
Keraita, B. N.; Drechsel, P.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998237)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improving the productivity of Vertisols for smallholders on the Accra plains of Ghana.

This chapter provides the geographical location of the Vertisols and vegetation types of the Accra Plains of Ghana. The agricultural importance and the socioeconomic characteristics of the regions are discussed. Recent interventions for improving the productivity of Vertisols, such as landform...

Author(s)
Asiedu, E. K.; Ahenkorah, Y.; Drechsel, P.; Oteng, J. W.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Schreurs, M. E. A.; Reuler, H. van
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995489)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Urban vegetable production in Lagos and Ibadan.

This paper describes the current status of vegetable production in Lagos and Ibadan, Nigeria. The distribution of vegetable farmers according to land sources (owned, inherited, leased, rented and given lands), land size (in hectares) and capital sources (bank loan, private loan and personal...

Author(s)
Oladokun, M. A. O.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995489)
Type
Book chapter

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