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Underlining Small Farmers’ Home Gardening Need in District Tank, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Underlining Small Farmers’ Home Gardening Need in District Tank, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Muhammad Nisar* and Muhammad Idress

Department of Agricultural Extension Education and Communication, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.


*Correspondence | Muhammad Nisar, Department of Agricultural Extension Education and Communication, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan; Email: mnisar@aup.edu.pk 

ABSTRACT

Home gardening has many socio-economic benefits for small farmers. Home gardening also called kitchen or homestead gardening. Home gardening study is necessary not only due to its social, food security and economic contribution, but its consideration’s negligence in development agendas. Home gardening data provide complete agricultural input in a nation’s domestic treasure. Therefore, the current study was carried out with the objective to assess small farmers’ involvement in home gardening at district Tank, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa- Pakistan. Three hundred and twenty (320) small farmers were selected randomly on the basis of their involvement in home gardening via a pre-tested close ended interview schedule. Data were analyzed by SPSS. Results showed least small farmers involvement in home gardening might be due to lesser awareness and water scarcity. Small farmers’ involvement in home gardening was significantly associated to nursery preparation, water management and manure composting training needs. Trainings for small farmers and women were recommended to create awareness for home gardening and water management at the garden.
 

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Sarhad Journal of Agriculture

June

Vol. 37, Iss. 2, Pages 331-713

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