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publié dans Ressources le 17 novembre 2023

Benefits, concerns and prospects of using goat manure in sub-Saharan Africa

Dorine D. Washaya/Soul Washaya

PastoralismeAfrique sub-saharienneArticle scientifique

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Livestock production has undergone an industrial revolution over the past few decades. This has resulted in the enormous generation of livestock manure, particularly in agro-pastoral systems. Agricultural productivity in these systems largely depends on livestock manure. However, some of these communities are struggling with goat manure disposal. In addition, livestock manure requires proper treatment before application to agricultural land, because it contains toxic heavy metals and pathogenic microorganisms. The review aimed to demonstrate that poor manure management has environmental consequences; thus, interventions that will promote local community livelihood benefits from animal wastes are germane.

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