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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

Nutritional kitchen garden: hope in sustaining food and nutritional security: A longitudinal research report

Author(s):
Chandra Kala Yadav and Nimisha Awasthi
Abstract:
The contribution of house hold level food processing and now production through kitchen gardens in national food security is remarkable in agricultural system. But unfortunately it has been less assuming the attention of authorities. To focus on impact of integrated scientific efforts in this field, a longitudinal empirical study has carried out under the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) with 120 households (HHs) from 8 villages of Kanpur Dehat. The study was made in 3 stages: the assessment stage as pre test; intervention and training to development of kitchen garden for income and family nutrition with set up of kitchen garden at the home of 120 selected trainees; post assessment test. The pre test by dietary survey showed that poor consumption of fruits and vegetables were prevalent in families. Demography study revealed that no any side income source has been found that created households conflicts due to work less routine of family members. These conditions and practices were degraded the health and quality of life of families. Under the training the rural HHs, those were able to manage 200 sq. M. space at their house had guided for initiation of kitchen garden and monitored on entire study period.
It was observed that the yields of vegetable and regional fruits are remarkably increases from years 2017 to 2020, and the total yields found highest in Rabi crops (448.25 kg./ season) Therefore, the consumption of these qualitative food cultivated in kitchen garden had significantly increased among the families. The per month mean income Rs. 1034.6 was obtained as economic output from the kitchen garden after minus the investment amount. Apart from that a happiness and prosperity had reported in family environment. The present attempt has focused on productivity, profitability, sustainability and stability.
Pages: 1998-2001  |  268 Views  112 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Chandra Kala Yadav and Nimisha Awasthi. Nutritional kitchen garden: hope in sustaining food and nutritional security: A longitudinal research report. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 1998-2001.

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