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Title: Perception on untreated wastewater irrigation for vegetable production in Ghana
Authors: Owusu, Victor
Bakang, John-Eudes Andivi
Abaidoo, Robert Clement
Kinane, Modeste Lawakilea
Keywords: Ghana
Farmer's perception
Vegetable production
Wastewater irrigation
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Environ Dev Sustain
Citation: Environ Dev Sustain (2012) 14:135–150 DOI 10.1007/s10668-011-9312-x
Abstract: Using household-level survey data, this study investigates farmers’ perceptions on untreated wastewater use for irrigation of vegetable farms in urban and peri-urban Kumasi of Ghana. Empirical results from an ordered probit model show that there is some relationship between personal characteristics of farmers such as age, education and gender, and perceptions of farmers on health-related risks of untreated wastewater use for irrigation. Policy efforts should be geared toward updating the knowledge, skills and attitudes of producers through frequent training and workshops so that wastewater irrigation farmers in Ghana would better appreciate health-related risks of waster irrigation and how to adopt risk mitigating strategies. Further research for a more in-depth analysis on those relationships in the short-term with immediate emphasis on improving adoption of safer irrigation technologies among wastewater irrigation farmers is recommended.
Description: An article published by Environ Dev Sustain (2012) 14:135–150 DOI 10.1007/s10668-011-9312-x
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9788
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