Course 3: REUSE OF ECOSAN PRODUCTS IN AGRICULTURE

U2

Unit 2: Urban agriculture and reuse research


Expected Study Load : 8 hours.


Introduction:



Learning Objectives:

After completing this unit, you will:

  • know the different uses of the three main ecosan products (sanitised urine, faeces and greywater) in agriculture
  • understand benefits and risks of applying ecosan products in agriculture
  • understand the importance of the multiple-barrier approach and following the WHO Guidelines for Reuse to minimise public health risk when reusing ecosan products
  • appreciate the role and challenges of urban agriculture for increased food security in cities of developing countries
  • be able to describe experimental methods for testing ecosan products as fertilisers in agriculture
  • know about the good research results from around the word achieved with ecosan-derived fertilisers and soil conditioners



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