HEALTHIER LIVES AND MORE RESILIENT LIVELIHOODS THROUGH SUSTAINABLE VEGETABLE
GARDENING.

Integrated Agricultural Association (I.A.A) carries out experiment, builds collaboration, and carries out
training and promotion activities to raise awareness of the role of vegetables for improved health and
rural poverty alleviation.
Vegetables can alleviate poverty by creating new jobs and new sources of income for farmers and
landless laborers, improve health by providing essential micronutrients lacking in diets, enhance
learning and working capacities of adults and children through improved diets and health, and improve
the sustainability of food production practices through mixed cropping. The Organization’s development
work focuses on smallholder empowerment, developing and promoting safe production practices,
reducing postharvest losses, and improving the nutritional value of vegetables.
Vegetables increases smallholder farmer income and improve the quality of life as it is a major source of
cash money for many families. Vegetable production provides an opportunity for poor rural population
to come out of poverty, as it is a major source of fast income for most of the families. It’s generate

income and jobs for smallholder farmers and landless especially the youths and women. It has many
advantages over most other agricultural enterprises.