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Wastewater irrigation in developing countries : limitations for farmers to adopt appropriate practices

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dc.contributor.author Martijn, Ernst-Jan
dc.contributor.author Redwood, Mark
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-18T15:18:13Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-18T15:18:13Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/35260
dc.description Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com) en
dc.description.abstract Farmers using wastewater in developing countries are often limited in adopting safeguards for human, animal and environmental health control and in improving beneficial use of water and nutrients. Case studies from Ghana, Bolivia, Pakistan, Tunisia and Mexico are used to illustrate the complex factors that influence the use of wastewater by farmers. Limitations are identified as: nutrient management, choice of crops, irrigation methods, health risk regulation and land and water rights. In some cases the most viable approach is to acknowledge irrigation as a land-based treatment method, which requires sharing of costs and responsibilities between wastewater producers, government institutions and farmers. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent p. S63-S70 en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons en
dc.relation.ispartof Irrigation and drainage, v. 54, issue S1, 2005 en
dc.subject WASTEWATER USE en
dc.subject DEVELOPING COUNTRIES en
dc.subject APPROPRIATE PRACTICES en
dc.subject NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT en
dc.subject CROP CHOICE en
dc.subject IRRIGATION METHODS en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject WATER RIGHTS en
dc.title Wastewater irrigation in developing countries : limitations for farmers to adopt appropriate practices en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
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idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC PERSONNEL en


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