Using urban wastewater for peri-urban irrigation of agricultural plots

One of the ways in which farmers in the peri-urban areas adapt to the increasing water demand in cities is the use of urban wastewater for peri-urban irrigation of agricultural plots. Using urban wastewater for peri-urban irrigation of agricultural plots is made possible due to the lack of wastewater infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa. Use of recycled water has dissuaded some urban farmers from using drinking and industrial water in urban areas for irrigation.

Climate Related Risk

Changes in precipitation, Drought, Drying trend

Form of Option

Behavioural, Technological

Country of Origin

Beneficiaries

Resource-dependent people (e.g. farmers, fishers, miners)

Implementation

The option exists in a real setting and was not created as part of the project.

Institution / Legal Reach

Change in norms or ways of doing things