Transforming Diets and Livelihoods through Kitchen Gardening in Busia County, Kenya
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Small scale farming is positively impacting millions of households in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) while contributing to the recovery and resilience of local food systems, providing access to affordable, safe and nutritious foods. The Alliance through the project: Improving dietary quality and livelihoods using farm and wild biodiversity through an integrated community-based approach in Kenya, has worked with farmers in Vihiga, Turkana and Busia counties to help them handle and mitigate the adverse effects of climate change.
The project piloted an integrated community-based approach where communities, extension workers (NGO and government) and researchers co-learned about diet quality, nutrition, and health, and subsequently proposed and selected appropriate interventions to improve diet quality through better use of seasonally available agrobiodiversity. The project goal is to empower communities to make better use of the potential of seasonally available biodiverse nutritious foods to contribute to improved farm resilience, food and nutrition security and incomes.