Assessing and Developing the Contribution of Home Gardening to Biodiversity Conservation and Household Nutrition
1. Determine the variability of home garden species portfolio both in space, between different home gardeners within and between major agroecological zones ofthe watershed, and in time, and the reasons for these variations. 2. Assess the contribution of home gardens to household nutrition according to the typology developed. 3. Characterize the social networks linking household and their contribution to gene flow and food flow. 4. Evaluate alternative technologies for their appropriateness, contribution to increased home garden productivity, biodiversity and nutritional potential. 5. Through formal and informal training and knowledge dissemination activities, sensitize researchers and local people to the potential of gardens as a neglected production system with potential for increasing household nutritional well-being in the short term and over the long-term to improve the conservation of plant genetic diversity in the landscape.