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Composting: An Eco-friendly Technology for Sustainable Agriculture

  • Chukwudi O. OnwosiEmail author
  • Johnson K. Ndukwe
  • Godwin O. Aliyu
  • Kenechi O. Chukwu
  • Flora N. Ezugworie
  • Victor C. Igbokwe
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Abstract

The effective recovery of organic waste through composting has provided mankind with a multipurpose product (compost) which, apart from being used as biofertilizer and biopesticide, can find application in erosion management and restoration of hydrocarbon-polluted soil. Interestingly, composting technology could be indispensable in the actualization of sustainable agriculture due to its environmental friendliness, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability. However, for the essential concepts of sustainable agriculture—care, health, fairness, and ecology—to be realized, the composting process should be effectively managed. Therefore, in this chapter, we addressed the various methods of composting management, challenges, and application in agriculture.

Keywords

Composting Biofertilizer Biopesticide Sustainable agriculture 

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  • Chukwudi O. Onwosi
    • 1
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    Email author
  • Johnson K. Ndukwe
    • 1
    • 2
  • Godwin O. Aliyu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kenechi O. Chukwu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Flora N. Ezugworie
    • 1
    • 2
  • Victor C. Igbokwe
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biological SciencesUniversity of NigeriaNsukkaNigeria
  2. 2.Bioconversion and Renewable Energy Research UnitUniversity of NigeriaNsukkaNigeria

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