Review Paper on ‘Garden Kits’ in Africa: Lessons Learned and the Potential of Improved Water Management

Garden kits that pay specific attention to small-scale irrigation might hold the key to stronger food security for smallholder farmers. A new study recommends an approach to building better home gardens that considers many contributing factors including: building on current farming practices, examining the roles of men, women, and children in gardening, calculating current productivity of gardens, examining how produce is used, examining current water management practices and problems, and taking into account farmers’ perceptions of their gardens’ viability.   

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation, March 2015