Niunhella

Major characteristics of the households of Niunhella village.

Characteristics

Categories

Percentage (%)

Gender

Male

50

Female

50

Ethnicity

Sinhalese

100

Buddhist

100

Age (years)

<5

4

5-18

16

19-60

61

>60

19

Level of education of mother

Up to GCE A/L

48

Up to GCE O/L

44

No schooling

8

Level of education of father

Up to GCE A/L

29

Up to GCE O/L

67

No schooling

4



Time use patterns of members of households in Niunhella BFN project site.

Village

People engaged in paid employment (%)

People engaged in unpaid employment (%)

Regular

Irregular

Home gardening

Crop cultivation

Chena cultivation

*Forest collection

Niunhella

64.8

35.2

64.6

32

1.7

1.7


* Collection from common property land such as stream banks etc.
Distribution of different agroecosystems in sampled area of Niunhella BFN study site.

Land use type

Extent

Area (ha)

Precentage

Home gardens

58.49

36

Rubber plantation

56.25

14

Annual crop (paddy)

31.35

19

Tea Plantation

13.12

8

Chena lands

2.75

2

Coconut lands

1.5

1

Total

163.46

Average extent of land area owned by households in Niunhella BFN project site.


Village

Average size of land extent (ac)

Home Garden

Low land

Up Land

 

0.57

0.304

0.66


Raring of farm animals in Niunhella BFN project site.

Item

Newunhella (%)

Cattle

3

Buffaloes

6.8

Goats

0

Swine

0

Poultry

2








Number of plant and animal species recorded from Niunhella BFN project site.

Item

Number

Number of vegetable species

32

Number of leafy vegetable species

15

Number of starchy food species

11

Number of fruit bearing species

17

Number of spice crops

5

Number of oil producing crops

1

Number of non food plants

12

Number of animal species

4#

Food products obtained from home garden.


Crop category

No. of households (n)

Percentage (%)

Cereals & Pulses

57

1.0

Vegetables

55

40.0

Green leaves

58

84.0

Starchy roots/yams/jack

32

79.0

Fruits

59

89.0

Others*

34

48.6


*(Others- Coconut, Arecanut, spices, groundnut).

Food security status of households

Consumption of different food groups in households.