Urine as liquid fertiliser in agricultural production in the Philippines
A practical field guide
This practical field guide on urine reuse in agriculture in the Philippines is a landmark publication of the Sustainable Sanitation Center (SUSAN Center) of Xavier University in the field of Ecological Sanitation in the Philippines. Not many people, especially our farmers, realize that human urine is a valuable resource rich in plant nutrients beneficial to sustainable agriculture, much less how to apply it and in what quantity. In this present day of high cost of inorganic fertilizer, human urine can be the miracle relief for the agriculture sector especially for the small subsistence farmers. The Guidebook shows that urine, if harnessed properly and adequately, can equal the productive benefits derived from inorganic fertilizer.
This field guide has been developed to accommodate the ever-increasing demand for more detailed and scientifically backed information on how to use urine in agricultural production. It is intended primarily for practitioners and experts in the water, sanitation, planning, and agriculture sectors, as well as local and national government officials from the various sectors, NGO and individuals interested and working in the field of agriculture and sustainable sanitation in the Philippines and the wider Southeast Asian region.
Gensch, R., Miso, A., Itchon, G.
Xavier University Press, Philippines
Gensch, R., Miso, A., Itchon, G. (2011). Urine as liquid fertiliser in agricultural production in the Philippines - A practical field guide. Xavier University Press, Philippines. ISBN 978-971-9094-11-1.