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Rural-Urban Food, Nutrient and Virtual Water Flows in Selected West African Cities

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dc.contributor.author Drechsel, Pay en_US
dc.contributor.author Graefe, Sophie en_US
dc.contributor.author Fink, Michael en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:07:44Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:07:44Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-09-25 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-09-25 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3690
dc.description.abstract "Impacts of increasing population pressure on food demand and land and water resources have sparked interest in nutrient and water balances and flows at a range of scales. In IWMI Research Report 115, it was tried for the first time to quantify rural-urban food flows for selected cities in Ghana and Burkina Faso to analyse their dependency on food supplied from rural vs. peri-urban vs. urban farming. Both, the urban nutrient and water footprints are closely interlinked. Currently, 80-95 percent of the domestic water used and the nutrients consumed go to waste without treatment or resource recovery. The economic dimensions are significant. Options to reduce the environmental burden by closing the rural-urban water and nutrient cycles are discussed." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IWMI Research Reports, no. 115 en_US
dc.subject food supply en_US
dc.subject water quality en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.subject urbanization en_US
dc.title Rural-Urban Food, Nutrient and Virtual Water Flows in Selected West African Cities en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.subject.sector Urban Commons en_US

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