A scoping review of roof harvested rainwater usage in urban agriculture: Australia and Kenya in focus

  title={A scoping review of roof harvested rainwater usage in urban agriculture: Australia and Kenya in focus},
  author={Caleb Christian Amos and Ataur Rahman and Fazlul Karim and John Mwangi Gathenya},
  journal={Journal of Cleaner Production},

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