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Cover for Research and development priorities.

This chapter focuses on a variety of aspects related to urban and peri-urban agriculture and waste management in Accra, Ghana. It highlights issues related to environment and public health; (ii) scientific knowledge gaps in soil fertility management and nutrient recycling; (iii) decision-making in...

Author(s)
Drechsel, P.; Kunze, D.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995489)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental concerns of urban and peri-urban agriculture: case studies from Accra and Kumasi.

This paper provides examples of environmental concerns (case studies from Accra and Kumasi, Ghana) related to: (i) irrigation water quality; (ii) the quality of waste stream products (compost, poultry manure); (iii) food contamination; and (iv) the use of pesticides in urban and peri-urban...

Author(s)
Mensah, E.; Amoah, P.; Drechsel, P.; Abaidoo, R. C.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995489)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Farming systems and farming inputs in and around Kumasi.

This paper examines the farming systems (shifting cultivation, intercropping, monocropping, backyard, livestock and fish farming) in Kumasi, Ghana and the impact of urbanization and increasing population growth on natural resources and the environment. The use of inputs in farming systems (inputs...

Author(s)
Nsiah-Gyabaah, K.; Adam, M.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995489)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evaluating downscaling methods for preparing global circulation model (GCM) data for hydrological impact modelling.

This paper introduces four downscaling techniques and one spatial downscaling technique (kriging) used in the ADAPT project. Statistical methods 1 and 2 are simple methods that correct future projections based on annual and monthly averages, respectively. Method 3 adds to method 2 a correction...

Author(s)
Bouwer, L. M.; Aerts, J. C. J. H.; Coterlet, G. M. van de; Giesen, N. van de; Gieske, A.; Mannaerts, C.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998350)
Type
Book chapter

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