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WIDER UPTAKE publishes baseline report on reuse of wastewater for urban agriculture in Accra

The wider uptake project being implemented in Ghana by the CSIR, Sewage Systems Ghana Limited, and SINTEF of Norway has published a compilation of baseline studies. Ghana’s population has been growing rapidly since independence. This rapid growth has been accompanied by rapid urbanization; however, despite this trend, there has not been a national discourse on water-smart solutions for the nation nor for urban areas that face perennial water shortage.

Against this background, The WIDER UPTAKE Project will demonstrate the use of treated wastewater for urban farming and produce biochar from sludge as replacement for wood-based charcoal. The report presents four baseline studies conducted to prepare towards the demonstration of water-smart solutions. The studies include:

a socioeconomic study of urban vegetable farmers in the city of Accra
a study of the quality of water presently being used by farmers
an assessment of the wood fuel needs of selected SMEs in Accra
a study to establish baseline characteristics of the feedstock and laboratory-produced biochar.
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