An integrated approach to environmental sanitation and urban agriculture.

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Year Published: 2004
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Author: Schertenleib, R. ; Forster, D. ; Belevi, H.
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Environmental sanitation comprises disposal and treatment of human excreta, solid waste and waste water, control of disease vectors, and provision of washing facilities for personal and domestic hygiene. The conventional approach to environmental sanitation is characterized by a linear waste management system, where valuable plant nutrients are often not only wasted, but also create pollution problems in receiving waters. Closing the nutrient loop is one of the main objectives of a more ecological approach to environmental sanitation. Reuse of waste water and organic waste in urban agriculture may contribute to closing this nutrient loop. In addition to food security and income generation, urban agricultural activities can thus help to improve public health and resource management. However, some urban agricultural processes, such as agricultural practices, soil quality management and irrigation, still requires further research.

Pages: 223 - 226
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Number: 643
Journal: Acta Horticulturae
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ISSN: 0567-7572

horticulture, pollution control, public health, recycling,resource management, sanitation, urban agriculture, urban areas, wastedisposal, waste treatment, waste water, waste water treatment, watermanagement, water resource management, Water Resources (PP200),Pollution and Degradation (PP600), Human Health and the Environment(VV500), Human Wastes and Refuse (XX300)

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