Check out the new FAO-Toilet Board Coalition Discussion Paper on circular sanitation for agricultural systems!
The agriculture sector is at a pivotal moment and finding innovative solutions is essential to meeting water, energy and food demands. Circular approaches can help close the nutrient loop between the sanitation and agriculture sectors whilst addressing major global water, energy and food security issues. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Toilet Board Coalition (TBC) see opportunities coming from a circular sanitation economy for the agriculture sector. The new paper “Future proofing agriculture systems – Circular sanitation economies for more resilient and sustainable food systems’’ aims to highlight how circular sanitation models recover nutrients, water and energy from toilet resources, thus creating more local supply chains for urban, peri-urban and rural areas.