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In this agricultural centre, the research showed that water is polluted in part because of the rampant and unregulated use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. These problems, however, are surmountable but need better strategies for urban management. With regards to the Centre Agricole de N’djili, solutions are summarized in a ‘Sustainable Environmental Governance’ model that outlines three complementary and closely overlapping groups – public power, civil society and the private sector (Figure 8.1).