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Chapter 1The Problem and Its SettingThis chapter introduces the problem of the study. This shows the Limitations andScope of the study. It also presents the background of the study, statement of theproblem, hypotheses, significance of the study, and the definition of terms.Background of the StudyAgricultural wastes are waste produced as a result of various agriculturaloperations. It includes manure and other wastes from farms, poultry houses andslaughterhouses; harvest waste; fertilizer run- off from fields; pesticides that enter intowater, air or soils; and salt and silt drained from fields.Banana peel, which is considered as an agricultural waste can cause leaching inan area if not disposed properly. These wastes are sometimes rendered into bodies ofwater and landfills and they eventually pollute the water and land. Subsequently, there