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An analysis of urban irrigation farming and its urban planning imiplication: case study of Katsina Urban area, Nigeria

MM Ruma


This paper examines the status of wastewater reuse in urban farming in Katsina, an important urban area in the semi arid region of Nigeria. A total of 130 households were selected and interviewed out of the total number of 276 that officially registered with the Katsina Urban Planning Authority. It was found that the reuse of wastewater in urban farming in the area is not only practised as a fulltime and sole income earner for many households, but an activity that the town cannot do without. Appropriate recommendation on how to promote the activity and get it integrated into planning processes in the area have been given.

Key word: Urban, Agriculture, Farming, Semi-Arid, Nigeria,

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eISSN: 2006-6996
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