Management of poultry waste and its implications on urban vegetable production in Metropolitan Lagos

  • V Adedayo


One important technique for soil management in most urban farms has been the use of poultry waste due to its perceived benefits.. In spite of these benefits, the management has been associated with pest and disease attacks on crops, environmental pollution and threats to public health .This situation has raised concern on the suitability, quality of poultry waste as an ingredient for healthy urban food production. This paper examines existing poultry waste management technique in urban vegetable farm from ecosystem approach to human health perspective. The study uses transdisciplinary, community participation and gender modules, in addition to socio-cultural, physiochemical, microbiological and clinical information to examine the negativities and externalities associated with poultry waste management together with its associated health problems. The good source of nutrient t ousers due to poor storage, composting and packaging techniques, The negative impacts effect of which with the resultant effect onusers.

Keywords: Management, poultry waste, urban agriculture, implications


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