Health and Nutrition
Promoting gender equality through nutrition and health
Promoting supplemental food production among the underprivileged and poor people in the rural areas is key objective of CSFD. To actualise this CSFD promotes the small kitchen garden model with an aim to improve nutrition security and supplement household income. Kitchen gardens can be established and maintained on a small patch of land with minimum technical inputs. These gardens can provide the rural resource to poor communities with a platform for innovations in supplemental food production as well as an opportunity to improve their livelihoods. CSFD has supported women to lay gardens in Sangareddy villages.
Success stories: supported Kitchen Gardens
Cornell Sathguru Foundation for Development (CSFD) works with the rural communities of Paniyal and Badampet villages of Sangareddy, Telangana with an aim to improve the agriculture practices and to create sustainable livelihood opportunities. CSFD’s one such initiative, developing kitchen gardens focuses upon enhancing nutrition level of communities and providing a platform to create livelihood opportunities.
Mostly, the kitchen gardens can be established and maintained on small patch of land or backyard with the variety of assorted vegetables and fruits. These gardens provide the communities with a platform for innovations in supplemental food production as well as an opportunity to improve their livelihoods.
Kitchen Gardens – A sustainable solution to improve nutrition, food security and gender equality
With rapid urbanization, the periurban areas that are close to cities are going through the rapid transition, leaving a lot of scope for business opportunities. But opportunities are accompanied by challenges. With changing patterns of usage of the land, employment, industries etc., attribution to agriculture and other traditional practices are losing their prominence.