Performance and Knowledge of Rural Women in Banda District About Kitchen Gardening After Training and Demonstration
Keywords:Livelihood, Nutritional status, Kitchen garden, Nutritional Security, Crop production
The present investigation was carried out by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Banda, Uttar Pradesh. The aim of the studyÂ was to assess the extent of knowledge gained and changes in production of vegetables due to the intervention of establishment of model Kitchen garden, accompanied trainings (on campus as well as off campus) andÂ demonstrations by selected farming families of Banda district. Total 50 rural women were randomly selected for the study. Kitchen garden Kit developed by Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi was also supplied
as critical input among rural women for nutritional farming. The study highlighted that after the training andÂ demonstration on model kitchen garden, there was a significant increase in production of vegetables i.e. 145.12 percent. 47.6 percent changes in knowledge was observed and family size, land holding, experience and trainingÂ were found significantly correlated with gain in knowledge. It can be concluded that Kitchen gardening has proved a feasible livelihood strategy for rural people in terms of nutrient as well as calorie intake and economicÂ performances.
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