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dc.contributor.authorGianfelici, F.
dc.contributor.authorLancon, L.
dc.contributor.authorBucatariu, C.
dc.contributor.authorDubbeling, Marielle
dc.contributor.authorSantini, G.
dc.contributor.authorFernando, Sudarshana
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-17T04:31:55Z
dc.date.available2017-01-17T04:31:55Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationGianfelici, F.; Lancon, L.; Bucatariu, C.; Dubbeling, M.; Santini, G.; Fernando, Sudarshana. 2016. Composting urban organic waste into agricultural inputs: Balangoda, Sri Lanka. In Dubbeling, M.; Bucatariu, C.; Santini, G.; Vogt, C.; Eisenbeiss, K. City region food systems and food waste management: linking urban and rural areas for sustainable and resilient development. Eschborn, Germany: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. pp.172-182.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/78816
dc.description.abstractAs in other cities of Sri Lanka, solid waste management has been a key problem in and concern for Balangoda Urban Council. Waste accumulations in the city have caused many problems, including unpleasant odours, contamination of water bodies, and contamination of paddy fields, giving rise to epidemic diseases such as Salmonella, typhoid fever, and diarrhoea. A Balangoda compost plant has been set up to process municipal solid waste into compost. The project started in 1999 as a city service to provide a solution to the solid waste problem, but converted into a business in later years. Integrated waste management in Balangoda now consists of a Municipal Solid Waste compost plant, septage treatment plant, plastic pelletiser and an open dump. In addition, as there is increasing awareness of environmental and health risks related to the use of agro-chemical fertilisers, demand for alternative – organic – fertilisers is increasing. As per the majority of the compost plants in the country, the Balangoda plants are located in semi-urban or rural areas, facilitating reuse of waste in agriculture, with farming areas located near the compost plants. The Balangoda system thus operationalises rural-urban linkages through the collection of urban food and organic waste and its recycling, sale, and reuse as compost for rural (and peri-urban) producers.en_US
dc.format.extentpp.172-182.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectCOMPOSTINGen_US
dc.subjectURBAN WASTESen_US
dc.subjectORGANIC WASTESen_US
dc.subjectURBAN AREASen_US
dc.subjectORGANIC FERTILIZERSen_US
dc.subjectORGANIC AGRICULTUREen_US
dc.subjectSOLID WASTESen_US
dc.subjectWASTE MANAGEMENTen_US
dc.subjectWASTE TREATMENTen_US
dc.subjectRECYCLINGen_US
dc.subjectENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTen_US
dc.subjectHEALTH HAZARDSen_US
dc.subjectSTAKEHOLDERSen_US
dc.subjectSTATE INTERVENTIONen_US
dc.titleComposting urban organic waste into agricultural inputs: Balangoda, Sri Lankaen_US
dc.typeReporten_US
cg.identifier.statusUnrestricted Accessen_US
cg.identifier.urlhttp://www.ruaf.org/sites/default/files/GIZ%252c%20RUAF%252c%20FAO_2016_CityRegionFoodSystems%20%26%20FoodWasteManagement%20LR_1.pdfen_US
cg.contributor.crpWater, Land and Ecosystemsen_US


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