Vol. 10, Special Issue 7 (2021)
Nutrifarm-means of successful women entrepreneur in Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka: A case study
Usha Ravindra, Uma MS and Chandrakala Hanagi
Micronutrient malnutrition is a health and nutrition problem, affecting the growth and development of young children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. Food supplementation and fortification are commonly employed interventions to improve micronutrient status. Agriculture interventions are the longterm strategies to combat malnutrition and provide regular produces to meet family’s requirement, generate income and employment. Nutrifarms are the one of the such initiates established under DST project at Chamarajanagar involving tribal women. A case study on implementation nutrifarm, its impact on food and nutrient intake, haemoglobin status and income generation were assessed. Smt. Janaki bai was the motivated women with her nutrifarms, 75 per cent of produces were sold, 20.00 per cent for processing and value addition and 5 per cent for seed bank was reported. Intervention of nutrifarm and nutrition education has increased food and nutrient intake, increase in haemoglobin level from 10.2 to 12.00gm/dl and income as net profit from farm and nonfarm activities was Rs. 58077/- Thus, nutrifarms were helpful in providing food and nutrition security, generated income and employment to the tribal women.
How to cite this article:
Usha Ravindra, Uma MS and Chandrakala Hanagi. Nutrifarm-means of successful women entrepreneur in Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka: A case study. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(7S): 954-957.