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Socio-economic impact of cassava wastewater on some communities in Benue State, Nigeria

Journal: International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology (Vol.6, No. 6)

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Page : 111-118

Keywords : socio-economic; cassava wastewater; environment; practises; benue.;

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The socio-economic impact of cassava wastewater on some communities in Okpokwu and Ohimini Local Government Areas of Benue State, Nigeria were investigated. These communities are known for high rate of garri production in the State.Twenty structural questionnaires were administered on 293 residents within the study area. A large number (>80%) of the respondents in the community affirmed that garri wastewater had an offensive odour, changed soil colour, attracted mosquitoes and inhibited plant growth. The study revealed that a large number of the processor may not possess an in-depth knowledge on the effect of the cassava wastewater on the human health and environment at large. Environmental sanitation agencies may carry out routine inspection of processing areas as well as educate the processors of the hazards associated cassava wastewater.

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