A lack of diversity in the diet is a major cause of malnutrition in rural farming communities in Tanzania. Traditional vegetables can bridge the nutritional gap.
Home garden and IPM training with WorldVeg, KU and Miracle Life Foundation
A photograph of home gardener Bibi Mwanaidi and her grandson with African nightshade seeds Mwanaidi harvested from her garden in Tanzania claimed second place in the Feed the Future 2017 photo contest. Photographer Rhiannon O'Sullivan, a communications volunteer from Australian Volunteers International who worked at WorldVeg Eastern and Southern Africa in Arusha, Tanzania in 2016, took the photo.
To enhance availability of vegetables to ethnic communities (Thai, H’mong, Tay, Ede, Jo Jrai, and Kinh) in Vietnam’s Northwest and Central Highlands, the World Vegetable Center conducted six Trainer of Trainers courses and two Farmer Field Schools to create awareness about nutrition and health issues, and to help residents start home gardens and learn cultivation techniques for diverse vegetable crops. -- MORE --
The World Vegetable Center, in partnership with local collaborators, is developing appropriate vegetable seed kits along with participatory training systems for the production of nutritious vegetables through home gardens.
This study quantifies the impact and cost-effectiveness of training poor rural women in Bangladesh in home gardening and nutrition. We find that the intervention significantly (p < 0.01) increased vegetable production (+16.5 g/person/day), vegetable consumption and the micronutrient supply from the garden.
This video demonstrates how to make wet compost, or compost tea, to use as fertilizer in your home garden (in Khmer).
This video shows how to determine if your compost is ready to use in the garden (in Khmer).
This video demonstrates how to set up a dry compost heap for home gardens in Cambodia (in Khmer).