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Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2018)

Organic backyard gardening: a promising approach to enhance household food security and wellbeing

Author(s):
Richa Singh, Vinod Kumar Singh and Suresh Singh
Abstract:
In developing countries where the pervasiveness of hunger and food scarcity is more acute, are resorting to various counter strategies to meet the growing demand and to avert food insecurity and famine. Much attention is needed towards home gardens as a strategy to enhance household food security and nutrition. Farmers with small backyard spaces have been selected and were encouraged to go for cultivation of diverse vegetables and fruits primarily for house consumption. They were provided with initial critical inputs and a pack of assorted seeds containing seasonal vegetables having a combination of leguminous, fruit, root, and leafy vegetables. The present Study was conducted in five villages of Sidhauli, Sitapur District, Uttar Pradesh. Ten families of each village were selected by purposive sampling technique, consisting the total sample of 50 respondents. The data were collected from each respondent through personal interview method with the help of structured schedule. The study revealed that the production of vegetables at beneficiaries farm increased up to 160.93 per cent which resulted in increased consumption (83.63%) and distribution (273.33%) and there was significant increase in consumption of vitamin A, energy, phosphorus, calcium, iron and protein in the daily diet of family members after intervention of nutritional kitchen garden
Pages: 169-172  |  553 Views  19 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Richa Singh, Vinod Kumar Singh, Suresh Singh. Organic backyard gardening: a promising approach to enhance household food security and wellbeing. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(4):169-172.
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