This book gives practical guidance on the use of urine in crop production as a vital component of sustainable crop production and sanitation systems.
It also includes guidance on how to start activities that will facilitate the introduction of new fertilizers to the agricultural community. The handbook should help in establishing links between research and professionals interested in implementation of sustainable sanitation systems. It is easy to read and informative, with examples from case studies and hints on further reading for those interested.
The target group is mainly professionals and extension workers in the agricultural sector. In addition, the authors would like to see this text used by water and sanitation, planning and environment professionals in order to establish cross-sectoral links since the use of urine in crop production touches on several of these areas at the same time. Important readers are also decisionmakers on all levels, as well as the donor community.
The text has been produced as a collaborative process within the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance Working Group 05 on Food Security and Productive Sanitation Systems. Stockholm Environment Institute has taken the lead in the authorship, and important contributions have been made by the following people and institutions:Anna Richert (SEI; lead author), Robert Gensch (Xavier University, Philippines; chair of SuSanA working group on food security), Håkan Jönsson
(SEI), Thor-Axel Stenström (SEI), Linus Dagerskog (CREPA and SEI), Elisabeth von Muench (GTZ), Martina Winker (Hamburg University of Technology), Claudia Wendland (WECF), Marianne Kjellén (SEI), Dr Moussa Bonzi (CREPA), Cofie Olufunke (IWMI), Almaz Terrefe (Sudea), Peter Morgan (Aquamor), workshop participants.
The document has been peer reviewed by Dr Ralf Otterpohl and Mr Christopher Buzie at Hamburg University of Technology.
This guide is available free to download in English, Spanish and French.