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Bangladesh homestead garden program reaches almost 1 million households

In Bangladesh an NGO run programme is helping families to build “nutritional self sufficiency” with homestead gardens and poultry raising schemes managed mainly by women. As of 2011, the programme had reached at least 900,000 households and benefited up to 4.5 million people, leading to an increased intake of protein and iron -rich foods and a decline in anaemia in women and children

Frequently Asked Questions, FAO Second International Conference on Nutrition website. [verified 4/15/14]

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