Prospects of the Contribution of Home Gardens to Food Security in our Households

  • AI Ajah
  • SIN Agera
  • SE Ejembi
Keywords: Home gardens, food security, households, economic development, food supply

Abstract

The paper reviews the prospects of the contribution of home gardens to food security in our households. It highlights the features of food security in our households to include – accessibility to food, stability of supplies over time, availability of enough food and utilization of food viz-a-viz ingestion of enough and qualitative food. These features can be achieved by the following prospects of home gardens: economic development of household, diversity of food in home gardens, stability of food supply over time, and ecological role of home garden. If there is food security in our household through the establishment of home garden in both urban and rural settlements, inferentially there will be food security in our nation.


Keywords: Home gardens, food security, households, economic development, food supply.

Published
2013-07-29
Section
Articles

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