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Benefit-Cost Assessment of Different Homestead Vegetable Gardening on Improving Household Food and Nutrition Security in Rural Bangladesh


  • Asaduzzaman, Md
  • Naseem, Anwar
  • Singla, Rohit


Homestead vegetable gardening can play a significant role in improving food security for the resource poor rural households in developing country like Bangladesh. The present study quantifies costs/benefits of traditional and developed homestead vegetable production systems, and analyzes the underlying factors contributing to food security. The result suggests that developed gardening has better performances in terms of calorie intake and economic performances over traditional but the optimal calorie intake with least-cost technology could be a feasible livelihood strategy for resource poor people. The result also suggests that education, sex, and garden area have significant effect on food security. The occupation and family size are also positively associated with food security.

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  • Asaduzzaman, Md & Naseem, Anwar & Singla, Rohit, 2011. "Benefit-Cost Assessment of Different Homestead Vegetable Gardening on Improving Household Food and Nutrition Security in Rural Bangladesh," 2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 104525, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea11:104525

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    Community/Rural/Urban Development; Food Security and Poverty;

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