Taking the Farming System for Nutrition Approach to Scale

Seven villages in Koraput district in Odisha and five villages in Wardha district in Maharashtra were the sites of the Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) study by MSSRF in India from 2013-18.

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Farming System for Nutrition demonstration models in Maharashtra – thanks to a LANSA ‘Champion’

Five villages in Wardha district (Vidarbha region), Maharashtra was one of the sites of the action research study by MSSRF from 2013-2018 to demonstrate feasibility of a farming systems approach to  address the problem of undernutrition.The endline survey in 2017 showed evidence of improvement in dietary diversity; farm men and women have emerged as spokespersons, and shared their experience at

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Farmer-made fertilizer doubles vegetable yields in rural Bangladesh

Home gardening plays an essential role in rural Bangladesh by providing access to fresh and varied food and thus contributes to reducing undernutrition. Gardens can also help families to earn a small income through sale of surplus produce. However, yields in backyard gardens are often low due to degraded soils. Also, many families lack financial resources to buy fertilizers, and the manure they collect from cows is mostly used as fuel for cooking.

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