This Training Guide is intended to build capacity of community-level resource persons to transfer knowledge on basic concepts regarding nutrition, appropriate dietary patterns and the use of existing farming systems for better household nutrition, especially for communities dependent on bananas. In referring to this manual, the community resource persons will be able to draft action plans to transfer the information gained to community members. The expected impact is that enhanced knowledge on the links between agriculture, nutrition and health, formation and/or upgrading of existing home gardens into comprehensive gardens as well as proper dietary and health practices will eventually lead to enhanced nutrition and health status.
This work is an output of the HarvestPlus Programme. The Department for International Development is one of the main donors for HarvestPlus.
Ekesa, Beatrice, Vincent Johnson, Gina Kennedy, Deborah Nabuuma, Inge Van den Bergh, and Walter Ocimati. 2017. A Community Resource Persons’ Training Guide: Improving Food and Nutrition Security through Banana-based Farming Systems and Foods. Scripta Horticulturae 19.
A Community Resource Persons’ Training Guide: Improving Food and Nutrition Security through Banana-based Farming Systems and Foods