Impact of nutri garden on knowledge, food and nutrient consumption enhancement among rural farm women
Dr. Prema B Patil and Dr. Shubha S
Nutri garden is advanced form of kitchen garden in which fruits and vegetables are grown as a source of food and income. For small and marginal farmers, nutri gardens can contribute towards diversified family diet. Nutri garden was implemented in Tajpur village of Vijayapur taluk. The sample size comprised of 41 farm women. Trainings were conducted on importance, nutritional, economical and psychological benefits of nutri garden. Data was collected using questionnaire and 24 hour recall method. Percentage adequacy of nutrients was analyzed using NIN standards. Analysis of data was carried out using suitable statistical methods. The study was carried out to study the impact of training on knowledge gain, food consumption pattern, percentage adequacy in consumption of nutrients and economic benefit after implementation of nutri garden. Major knowledge gain (78 per cent) was observed among farm women about different nutrients available in vegetables and fruits. Results also revealed a major consumption increase (35 per cent) in the consumption of green leafy vegetables. A higher percentage (20.8 per cent) of Vit C consumption among nutrients was also observed after the adoption of nutri garden by the rural women. Thus it can be concluded that nutri garden benefits the farm women physically, financially and psychologically.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Prema B Patil and Dr. Shubha S. Impact of nutri garden on knowledge, food and nutrient consumption enhancement among rural farm women. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(3S): 212-214.