Impact of Demonstration of Nutrition Garden for Year-round Nutrition Security in Farm Families of Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh, India

Suneetha B. *

SMS (Home Science), Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Darsi, Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Durga Prasad N. V. V. S.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Darsi, Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Malnutrition is a nationwide issue that is quickly getting worse. Malnutrition hinders social and mental development in addition to slowing down a child's growth and development and also pregnant, lactating women, adolescent girls. It also increases the likelihood and length of illness.Long-term consequences of under nutrition include cognitive and development deficiencies as well as lowered infection resistance.With the purpose of evaluating the nutritional security of farm households, the current study seeks to comprehend the value of nutrition gardens. The current study was carried out in Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh, consecutively for two years.From the recipients of the KVK front line demonstration programme on nutrition security, 90 respondents (50 with nutrition gardens and 50 without) were chosen at random.The 200 m2 area wasfound appropriate for the medium family group of five members. Among the vegetables cultivated in nutria garden, highest benefit was obtained from the cultivation of okra (1: 2.38) followed by spinach (1: 1.48). There was increase of 90g of consumption of vegetables after nutri garden.  After nutri garden the normal weight percentage of individuals was 51.1% and underweight individuals were 35.5%.The nutritional garden encouraged families to include freshly picked vegetables in their daily diets, which helped to improve their families' nutritional condition.

Keywords: Benefits, consumption, livelihood, malnutrition, nutri garden, vegetables


How to Cite

Suneetha B., and Durga Prasad N. V. V. S. 2023. “Impact of Demonstration of Nutrition Garden for Year-Round Nutrition Security in Farm Families of Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh, India”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (11):2580-85. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i113425.

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