Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

Nutrition toolkit on Integrated homestead food production

Integrated homestead food production (IHFP) is considered to be a nutrition-sensitive, pro-poor and women-controlled approach to household food production that includes vegetable and fruit gardens, backyard livestock-raising and small fish ponds. It can enhance poor rural people’s access to a variety of nutritious fresh foods, grown in close proximity to their households and requiring relatively limited human, financial and productive resources.

This toolkit provides valuable guidance to help practitioners incorporate Integrated Homestead Food Production and in the design and implementation of programmes and projects.

To download the toolkit, visit the IFAD website.

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Peru - Management of Natural Resources in the Southern Highlands Project (MARENASS)

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International Fund for Agricultural Development