Vol. 10, Special Issue 5 (2021)
Kitchen garden: An ideal approach to enhance household nutritional security in rural areas of Seoni district (M.P.)
GK Rana, NK Singh, KK Deshmukh, SP Mishra and KPS Saini
The tribal women farmers, who are interested and having backyard space were chosen for backyard kitchen gardening intervention in the adopted tribal village. In 2019-2020 around 110 Kitchen Garden kits have been distributed among tribal women beneficiaries of the Setewani villages, in Kurai block under FLD programme of KVK, Seoni. Out the 40 respondents 22% were illiterate, 41% elementary education and 37% have middle class education each kitchen garden kit contains 23 different vegetable seeds which procured from ICAR, IIR Varanasi & IARI, New Delhi. The study revealed that backyard kitchen gardening in tribal areas decreases expenditure on vegetables, increase the availability of varied vegetables and green leafy vegetables in the diet, increase community connection after starting kitchen gardening activity and the production and consumption of the vegetables increased by 218.25% and 95.40% respectively which meant to additional intake if Iron viz.32.70% and Ca 110.40%.
How to cite this article:
GK Rana, NK Singh, KK Deshmukh, SP Mishra and KPS Saini. Kitchen garden: An ideal approach to enhance household nutritional security in rural areas of Seoni district (M.P.). The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(5S): 254-258.