ABSTRACT

Since home gardening is an agricultural activity associated with women it is determined by sociocultural norms (Mitchell and Hanstad 2004), and it has not received much research attention from either national or international institutions. Garí’s (2003) study indicated that prevailing gender inequalities associated with garden management is the primary reason for limited technological improvements in productivity. This is also related to women’s negative position in accessing productive resources and institutional linkages, in spite of the benefits of home gardens in addressing food security and nutritional values.