Gampola ,Giribawa

The baseline survey exhibited the available biodiversity, dependency of the households on the available agro-biodiversity, food security status of the households and interventions for betterment of the nutritional status in the pilot sites. Utilization of biodiversity directs to household food security through enhancing the accessibility for diverse food groups. Through the results obtained from the Gampola, Giribawa baseline survey the following trends were observed respectively.

Food products obtained from home garden

Crop category

No. of households (n)

Percentage (%)

Cereals & Pulses

57

81.4

Vegetables

55

78.6

Green leaves

58

82.9

Starchy roots

32

45.7

Fruits

59

84.3

Spices

33

47.1

Medicinal plants

26

37.1

Fire wood

17

24.3

Timber

22

31.4

Others*

34

48.6

Main source of income
Livestock reared in the home garden

Animal

species

No. of households

Percentage (%)

Goat

4

5.7

Poultry

5

7.1

Buffalo

6

8.6

Cattle

3

4.3

Crop categories in other lands under cultivation

Land type

Crop category

No. of households

Percentage (%)

Chena

Corn

29

69.0

Finger millet

21

50.0

Ground nut

24

57.1

Cowpea

19

45.2

Green gram

15

35.7

Sesame

23

54.8

vegetables

14

33.3

Low land

Paddy

58

100

Ground nut

5

8.6




Dietary diversity score
Plant Diversity in Home Garden
Diversity of Vegetables at the market at Gampola
Household food security status