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Productive sanitation : a case of improving livelihood of a local farmer using urine as fertilizer

This is a case of improving the livelihood of a local farmer using urine as fertilizer in Uganda. Miss Kairu Agnes first heard of an Ecosan toilet in her childhood when her auntie from Ibanda district broke the news of a new type of toilet to her mother. The urine from the Ecosan toilet is collected and applied onto a banana plantation, resulting in a healthy banana plantation. Now Agnes is an adult and practising small-scale farming but with great hope of going commercial with a pineapple project. She wants to train other neighbouring households, family members, her workers' and other interested villagers and spread the word. However, technical knowledge on appropriate application for the different crops is still lacking.

TitleProductive sanitation : a case of improving livelihood of a local farmer using urine as fertilizer
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsAchiro, B, Jonga, M
Secondary AuthorsNimanya, C, Grace, O, Smet, J
Corporate AuthorsIRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, SNV, Uganda, N
Secondary TitleLeaPPS Information case
Volume2010
Pagination3 p. : photogr.
Date Published01/2010
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

This is a case of improving the livelihood of a local farmer using urine as fertilizer in Uganda. Miss Kairu Agnes first heard of an Ecosan toilet in her childhood when her auntie from Ibanda district broke the news of a new type of toilet to her mother. The urine from the Ecosan toilet is collected and applied onto a banana plantation, resulting in a healthy banana plantation. Now Agnes is an adult and practising small-scale farming but with great hope of going commercial with a pineapple project. She wants to train other neighbouring households, family members, her workers' and other interested villagers and spread the word. However, technical knowledge on appropriate application for the different crops is still lacking.

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