Toll Free Helpline (India): 1800 1234 070

Rest of World: +91-9810852116

Free Publication Certificate

Vol. 9, Special Issue 4 (2020)

A study on nutritional security and economic empowerment of women through homestead nutrigardens in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh

Author(s):
Dr. K Vijayalakshmi, G Narayana Swamy and Dr. G Lalitha Siva Jyothi
Abstract:
This study evaluates the benefits of homestead nutrigardens on nutritional security and economic empowerment of women. The ten households were randomly selected in adopted villages (Devispeta, Veguru, Amamcherla, Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh, India) and provided the Nutrigarden kits (Vegetable and Green Leafy Vegetable seeds) for conducting Front line demonstration (FLD) and expert suggestions were given to women for management of pests and diseases by using organic pesticides and fungicides. The parametrical data was collected in every 30 days for a period of six months. The results showed that the average vegetable consumption of households was about 18.5 ±0.52kg/month and after the experiment vegetable consumption was increased and ranged between 34 and 38kg/month. The average income of the selected households was 9380 ± 4208.03 rupees/month without any homestead vegetable farming. After the experiment the average income of the households was increased (10694 ± 4194.70 rupees/month). The average income generated from homestead vegetable garden was about 1314 ±31.04 rupees/month). The significant difference (p<0.001) was observed in income and vegetable consumption of households. Availability of vegetables and income were increased as a consequences nutritional security and economic empowerment of women were attained in households.
Pages: 207-212  |  542 Views  96 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. K Vijayalakshmi, G Narayana Swamy and Dr. G Lalitha Siva Jyothi. A study on nutritional security and economic empowerment of women through homestead nutrigardens in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(4S): 207-212.
Important Publications Links
The Pharma Innovation Journal

The Pharma Innovation Journal


Call for book chapter