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Commission Européenne (CORDIS) 2002

UBENEFIT Utilisation of wastewater for fuel and fodder production and environmental and social benefits in semi-arid peri-urban zones of sub-Saharan Africa

Wastewater Fuel Fodder Peri-urban

CORDIS (Service Communautaire d’Information sur la Recherche et le Développement) Commission Européenne

Titre : UBENEFIT Utilisation of wastewater for fuel and fodder production and environmental and social benefits in semi-arid peri-urban zones of sub-Saharan Africa

Région : Aride

Code du projet : ICA4-CT-2002-10017 FP5-INCO 2

Durée : From 2002-12-01 to 2007-11-30

Descriptif
We aim to improve efficiency in water use and create novel high yielding peri- urban sources of fuel and fodder. Low-cost irrigation systems that recycle wastewater, reduce health risks and downstream pollution will be set up by specialists and used to irrigate fast growing trees that are managed to maximise either leaf (fodder) or wood (fuel) production. Good growth and establishment will be ensured by inoculation with effective microsymbionts whose persistence will be assessed using molecular tools. Irrigation will be based on measurements of soil water and tree water use thus avoiding salinization/pollution. Training in water management, molecular biology and use of ecological instrumentation will be provided to DC partners. Results will include reusable wastewater, novel peri-urban sources of fuel and fodder, an economic analysis, species selection and plantation management prescriptions and trained DC researchers.

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (United Kingdom)
Participants : INSTITUT D’ECONOMIE RURALE Mali ; INSTITUT DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT ET DE RECHERCHE AGRICOLES Burkina Faso ; INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT Senegal ; SOCIETE DU CANAL DE PROVENCE ET AMENAGEMENT DE LA REGION PROVENCALE France ; UNIVERSITE ABDOU MOUMOUNI Niger ; UNIVERSITE DU MALI Mali

Budget
Coût total : EUR 1 499 001
Contribution UE : EUR 1 100 000

Présentation : Commission Européenne

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