NUTRITION GARDEN FOR FOOD SECURITY
In Dhargaon panchayat, Koderma district of Jharkhand, India communities are forced to reside in the fringes of the forest as many of them are suffering with anemia and malnutrition due to low green cover and low crop yields. To provide food security with improved nutrition and livelihood opportunities, Asia Initiatives is supporting Savera Foundation through the supplement of Kitchen Gardens which enhance agricultural productivity through cost-effective and sustainable resource use. SoCCs are earned through planting fruit trees, preparing and throwing seed balls, cleaning streets and attending meetings. The community redeems SoCCs by receiving organic compost, vegetable seeds, kitchen garden equipment, kitchen garden training and market linkages for their production. The program ensures improved agricultural production with crop diversification which results in better health and nutrition access to women and children.
Micro Credit and Livelihood
LOCATION: Jharkhand, India
LOCAL PARTNERS: Savera Foundation
Over 200 beneficiaries will achieve higher rates of agricultural production with crop diversification and suitable livelihood opportunities.
This project contributes to 6 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)