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close this bookFood from Dryland Gardens - An Ecological, Nutritional, and Social Approach to Small Scale Household Food Production (CPFE, 1991)
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Household gardens are an important part of the indigenous agricultural production system in almost all developing countries. For poorer families, they typically make an important contribution to total household food intake, providing vital nutrients. Gardens also play a vital role in improving household well-being by providing income and savings, thus contributing to increased food security at the household level. All this has often been neglected or misunderstood by development planners. FOOD FROM DRYLAND GARDENS will help to change this misunderstanding.

The publication of FOOD FROM DRYLAND GARDENS is an important milestone in strengthening our understanding of and support for households in the Developing World. We, at UNICEF, are convinced that it will prove to be a key reference document for those individuals working in the fields of agriculture and nutrition. We are pleased to support its publication.

James P. Grant
Executive Director