Circular sanitation in agriculture
Future proofing agriculture systems

Circular sanitation in agriculture

A circular sanitation economy sees faecal waste as a valuable commodity and recovers and safely reuses waste to be as environmentally sustainable as possible.

A new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Toilet Board Coalition (TBC) focuses on the benefits and rationale for agricultural systems, and the local and national contexts in which they operate, to champion circular sanitation economies and the products coming from them.

The publication, Future proofing agriculture systems - Circular sanitation economies for more resilient and sustainable food systems, discusses how circular sanitation economies for the agriculture sector can help meet the expected global increases in population, urbanization and food demand. The report calls for the implementing of circular sanitation economies in order to achieve global food security.