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Beneficiation of Agricultural Waste from Piggeries Located Within Residential Areas in Promoting Green Production

Piggeries are a quick way of generating an income in agriculture. It also raises some policy challenges in economic, environmental, health and social dimensions for sustainable agriculture. An evaluation of implications of piggery projects sited within homesteads indicated that 70% of the population do not support having piggeries in their midst. This population understood the implications of pig waste and waste water on environment implications. Pig waste was noted to possess high levels of nutrients necessary for crop production and these may also pollute the environment. Splitting of the waste into solid and liquid was noted as a way of reducing foul smell peculiar to piggeries. Using the waste management hierarchy priorities, piggery waste nutrients and waste water recycling was recommended as a better option for environmental sustainability. The solid waste was composted or processed to solid fertilizers. Irrigation suitability tests was used to recommend the liquid for reuse in irrigation and also in liquid fertilizer manufacturing. This study demonstrated the need for proper piggery waste management in communities and adequate enforcement and updating of statutory instruments to suit current environmental demands.

Piggery Waste, Beneficiation, Pollution, Waste Management, Environmental Sustainability

APA Style

Kodani, S. (2023). Beneficiation of Agricultural Waste from Piggeries Located Within Residential Areas in Promoting Green Production. American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 11(6), 233-246.

ACS Style

Kodani, S. Beneficiation of Agricultural Waste from Piggeries Located Within Residential Areas in Promoting Green Production. Am. J. Agric. For. 2023, 11(6), 233-246. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20231106.14

AMA Style

Kodani S. Beneficiation of Agricultural Waste from Piggeries Located Within Residential Areas in Promoting Green Production. Am J Agric For. 2023;11(6):233-246. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20231106.14

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