This training material has been prepared by the Nutrition Programmes Service of the Food and Nutrition Division (ESN) of FAO. It is based on and adapted from the popular publication: Improving nutrition through home gardening: a training package for preparing field workers in Southeast Asia.
Many people have helped adapt this training course and its technical materials for use in Africa. The Food and Nutrition Division would like to thank Dr Ingrid Lewis and Charity Dirorimwe for sharing their broad technical knowledge and experience in the fields of agronomy and horticulture, and community nutrition in Africa, respectively. Ellen Muehlhoff of the Food and Nutrition Division was responsible for overall supervision and finalizing this training package. Appreciation is also expressed for the valuable comments and contributions received from the technical staff of FAO in the Agricultural Production and Protection, Land and Water Development and Agricultural Support Systems divisions. We would like to thank Davies Zulu for preparing the drawings, Jenna Dolan and Nancy Hart for editing,
Xilef Welner for the design and layout, and Della Kennedy and Luciana Ciaffi for proofreading.