Diversification for Income and Nutrition
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Girish Chander, Anthony Whitbread, Suhas Wani. (23/12/2015). Diversification for Income and Nutrition. Amman, Jordan: CRP on Dryland Systems.
Low productivity and cultivation of low-value crops in the Indian semi-arid tropics (SAT) is major cause for poor farm-based livelihoods. In this scenario, proper nutrition for children and women is also a rampant problem in the SAT. Small scale vegetable cultivation with available water resources or kitchen gardening can contribute significantly in addressing the issue of malnutrition and enhancing farm incomes.