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Irrigation is the primary agricultural use of human waste in the developing world; however, frequently untreated human feces harvested from latrines is delivered to farms and spread as fertilizer.

Facing water shortages and escalating fertilizer costs, farmers in developing countries are using raw sewage to irrigate and fertilize nearly forty-nine million acres (20 million hectares) of cropland.

—From "Human Waste Used by 200 Million Farmers"
by Tasha Eichenseher in Stockholm, Sweden;
for National Geographic News; Published, August 21, 2008.
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