Backyard poultry farming in Maharashtra, India - a FSN study initiative by MSSRF

An intervention to address food, nutrition and livelihood security of landless and marginal poor in Wardha district 

Agricultural intervention and farming systems research in India has been largely focused on enhancing production, productivity and profitability of crop resources without much emphasis on better nutritional outcomes. 
To address the food and nutritional needs of farm and non-farm families based on their resource endowments and surrounding environment, a Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) study under the research programme on Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), mainstreams the nutrition dimension in the design of the farming system approach encompassing crop-livestock-nutrition garden along with nutrition awareness activities to address identified nutritional maladies prevailing in an area.
This case study looks at the impact of backyard poultry among 25 households across five study villages viz., Saheli, Bitpur, Susund, Heti and Borgaon in Wardha district, Maharashtra. Read full case study here.

South Asia Focus

Funded by UK DFID

This research has been funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK Government’s official policies



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