COMPENDIUM, IEEC-2023   ( ISBN : 978-81-967860-4-5 )
Theme- 5: Capacity Building to Address Diverse Resource Management Issues towards Sustainable Agri-food Systems

Constraints faced by the farmers regarding Kitchen Gardening trained by KVK Jalandhar

Iqbal Kaur, Kuldeep Singh, Lavleesh Garg and Hira Singh

Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004


With increase in population of our country and improvement in dietary habits, the consumption of vegetable has improved. People have realized the importance of vegetable in their diet as vegetable have high nutritive values which are vital for the body. In the present scenario, the cultivable land is decreasing day by day due to rapid urbanization, industrialization and shrinking land holdings. Milk and fruits being costly are virtually out of reach of the common man. The study entitled on problems faced by the farmers. The study was conducted purposively in the Jalandhar district of Punjab. A list of 348 trained farmers in Kitchen Gardening during the period of 2011-2015 was obtained from KVK, Jalandhar. Out of the procured list, a total sample of 200 respondents was selected based on probability proportional to the number of trainees in each year from 2011-2015. The information gathered during the time of inquiry was open-ended questions asked from the trainees. The response of the respondents was analyzed with the help of appropriate statistical tools such as frequency, percentage, mean score, range method and linear regression. Farmers have their kitchen gardening but the majority of the farmers have their kitchen gardens on the farm. The majority of the farmers grow recommended vegetables provided in the seed kit from PAU. The main problem faced by them was stray animals and overflow water during the rainy season. Most farmers faced the problem of attack by insect- pests and diseases in the summer season due to high-temperature increases. There was a significant increase in age, education and experience relatively farmers faced fewer problems while practicing Kitchen Garden. Most of the farmers suggested creating awareness among farmers and giving special training to women regarding kitchen gardening.

IEEC-2023 at RARI (SKNAU, Jobner), Jaipur, Rajasthan organised by Society of Extension Education, Agra, India