Crop–Livestock–Waste Interactions in Nakuru’s Urban Agriculture

  • Nancy Karanja
  • Mary Njenga
  • Kuria Gathuru
  • Anthony Karanja
  • Patrick Muendo Munyao


As a complement to the research in Nairobi presented in the previous chapter, which mapped materials and market flows of nutrients in Kenya’s capital city, this chapter presents a more in-depth picture of sources and types of waste generated by farmers in an urban area and the management practices involved. Both studies are aimed at informing policy. Whereas the Nairobi study focused on the handling of nutrients by community-based organizations, this study of Nakuru focuses on how urban farming households handle waste, including that generated by livestock. Some of the health risks involved are examined in Chapter 12 of this book.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy Karanja
    • 1
  • Mary Njenga
    • 1
  • Kuria Gathuru
    • 2
  • Anthony Karanja
    • 3
  • Patrick Muendo Munyao
    • 1
  1. 1.Urban Harvest, c/o CIPNairobiKenya
  2. 2.Kenya Green Towns Partnership AssociationNairobiKenya
  3. 3.KEMRI-Welcome TrustNairobiKenya

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