The publication titled Practical guideline on the use of urine in crop production gives practical guidance on the use of urine in crop production as a vital component of sustainable crop production and sanitation systems. It also includes guidance on how to initiate activities that will facilitate the introduction of new fertilisers to the
agricultural community.

Since March 2009, there has been a

If human urine is properly collected and used for agriculture, it contributes to improved environmental sanitation in cities and reduces the costs of crop production. The innovation lies in the integration of agriculture, environment and sanitation sectors.

To better understand the linkage between sanitation and agriculture at municipal scale, a study was carried out that addressed the following research questions:
- How does a larger investment in flush toilets affect water quality and urban farmers?
- How much of the nutrient demand of urban farmers could be covered through waste composting?

Rapid urbanisation in developing countries intensifies the challenges of making sufficient food available for the increasing urban population, and managing the related waste flow. Unlike in rural communities, there is usually little or no return of food biomass and related nutrients into the food production process. Most waste ends up on landfills or pollutes the urban environment.

Although batch composting of manure is very common throughout China at both large and small scales, there is little experience with composting of human waste in urban centres. This project, the first on thermal composting of human faeces under indoor controlled conditions, took place in a highdensity urban setting in Dongsheng, Erdos Municipality in Inner Mongolia, China.

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Kalpana Jain / New Delhi March 30, 2010, 0:59 IST

The stink is out of urine, literally and metaphorically, with a growing number of researchers spotting commercial and ecological value in a liquid most people consider waste.

Gandhinagar: Appalled by strong demand for organic fertilisers both from ruling BJP and Opposition Congress MLAs in the Gujarat state assembly on Thursday, state agriculture minister Dilip Sanghani blamed Government of India for failing to encourage it in a big way.

Experiments were conducted to determine the efficacy of various vermicomposts produced from agro- and distillation-waste of medicinal and aromatic crops on hatching of eggs of Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid and White) Chitwood and root-knot disease development in tomato.

A tea from Kurseong hill station was served at the Beijing Olympics.
Sankar Ray writes about its lesser known victories with organic farming and environment friendly initiatives