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Kitchen Garden in Jarasingha

  • K. V. Raju
  • V. R. Hegde
  • Satish A. Hegde
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Abstract

Jarasingha village has unique feature of Kitchen Garden within settlement attached to dwelling units that supplements livelihood option for the people. Women in the households cultivate different varieties of vegetables using groundwater. Water from borewells is shared between households. Plots vary in size from 10 × 20 m to 15 × 30 m, and cumulative extent of such garden is 6.03 ha, and there is a clear shift in crops from leafy vegetables during summer to cauliflower in Kharif mostly due to local market demand. During summer, people practice organic cultivation; while in Kharif, chemical fertilizers and pesticides are used.

Keywords

Kitchen Garden Livelihood option Vegetables Organic cultivation Pesticides 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. V. Raju
    • 1
  • V. R. Hegde
    • 2
  • Satish A. Hegde
    • 2
  1. 1.International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid TropicsHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Pixel Softek Pvt. LtdBangaloreIndia

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