Home Garden for Improved Nutrition and Household Income of Resource Poor Families

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February 2017


The brochure provides information on Home garden, Ghar Bagaincha (घर बगैंचा) in Nepali, which refers to a land use system around homestead, where several species of plants and animals are managed by the family members with primary intention of household consumption. In addition to vegetables and fruits, components in a home garden can be quite diverse which includes fish, poultry, mushroom, honey bees, fodder, ornamental plants and medicinal plants. Selling surplus home garden produces helps farmers to generate income too. Home gardens hold relatively higher diversity than other farming lands. The management technology is basically low-cost oriented which maximizes the utilization of the available local resources.