Quality of irrigation water used for urban vegetable production
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Keraita, B.; Silverman, A.; Amoah, Philip; Asem-Hiablie, S. 2014. Quality of irrigation water used for urban vegetable production. In Drechsel, Pay; Keraita, B. (Eds.) Irrigated urban vegetable production in Ghana: characteristics, benefits and risk mitigation. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). pp.62-73.
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This chapter presents findings from studies conducted in Accra, Kumasi and Tamale aimed at assessing the quality of irrigation water used by farmers in and around the cities. Samples for laboratory analysis were taken from sources of water used for irrigation. Microbiological, chemical and other emerging contaminants are presented.