Gardens yield produce and income


China: Farmer at the local market selling cauliflower and spinach from baskets strapped to his motorbike
FAO/22265/A. Proto


The sale of home garden produce can make a substantial contribution to household income, especially before the harvest of staple crops or during seasons when other sources of income are limited or harvests are reduced by natural disasters. The income provided by the garden can pay for daily essentials and services, such as soap, clothes, school fees, medicines and farm inputs, that the household cannot produce.

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More photos on home gardening:
  • Mauritania: Women rewarded with success in their attempts to grow vegetables in the middle of the desert
  • Ecuador: Children in school vegetable garden tending lettuce in the Chimborazo area
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