Presentation on theme: "The concept of the Family Business Garden (FBG)"— Presentation transcript:
1 The concept of the Family Business Garden (FBG) An Urban–Rural Agricultural Continuum in Sri LankaThilak T. RanasingheB.Sc. (Agric) Hon., M.Sc., Ph.D.
2 The Concept of the Family Business Garden In the field of Urban Agriculture (UA)The Concept of the Family Business Garden(FBG)was introduced on theWorld Environment Day - 5th June 2000in Sri Lanka
3 Aims of the Concept of the FBG To convert aspect of gardening into theoretically based sustainable agri-business concept.To address some poverty issues in generating additional income for food security.To work with better-mix of modern science and indigenous technical know-how (ITK).To make contributions for attempts to improve socio-economic-health- environment aspects of urban communities.To visualize adoptable production systems to new generation of agricultural producers /entrepreneurs.
4 Expectations of the FBG Scope not only family nutrition but also additional incomesourceApproach - a process not content, there is no fixed model, it isflexible.System technology development rather than technologytransfer.Means as commercial agriculture or environmentagriculture or bothEnd physical as well as mental satisfaction in agroentrepreneurship.
5 Characters of the FBG Flower (Brand) Item Face Value Core Value1. Main Petal/ Circle & centre Nutrition centered /receptacle good dietary habits2. Other petals Different in size Scales of interventions& shape could be different3. Petal fixation Uneven distance Interests are differentfrom one to one4. Petals + stalk Detached No fixed model5. Stalk/s Dual-curved stalk Elasticity in approach6. Why a flower Attractive & simple From Child to Elderly& use of Creativity
6 Knowledge Management Process: Overall Strategyof the Concept :-Knowledge Management Process:Family Business Garden [FBG]CONTINUUMReuse ContextsWISDOMStore PrinciplesKNOWLEDGESort PatternsINFORMATIONCapture RelationsDATA
7 Components / Strategies of the FBG i. Family Nutrition ii. Technology Adoptioniii. Crop Managementiv. Post-Harvest Technology &Value Additionv. Landscaping & HousekeepingENVIRONMENTAL / COMMERCIALAGRICULTURE
8 i. Family Nutrition Go for “ Vertical Cultivation Structures” in maximizing Low/No-Spaces of homesteadsSelect Nutritional & Favorite Crops / Livestock (Vegetables,Fruits,Flowers,Yams,Spices,Herbs) (Chicken, Quails, Turkey, Rabbit, Fish)Place priority for simplicity and creativity
11 This component helps to improve dietary habits Cultivation TrolleyEdible Air-scapeCultivation CradleThis component helps to improve dietary habits
12 ii .Technology Adoption Consider available Members & MoneySelect recommended / new crops /livestock / systemsPrepare for future market forcesand get ready to work in groups/networks
13 This component promotes diversity in creativity Bottle IrrigationSimple DripsRain Water HarvestingWater-WiseGardeningThis component promotes diversity in creativity
14 iii . Crop Management Management of Soil / Water / Pests / Light or Shade / WasteRecycling of plant NutrientsIntegrated Pest Management /Integrated farming Practices
15 different crop and livestock Application ofdifferent crop and livestockmanagementsystems
16 This component helps to upkeep physical fitness
17 iv. Post-Harvest Technology & Value Addition Concern of quality than quantityProduce & product diversification to match consumer demandsConcentration of marketing standards /regulations / Laws /Acts
18 Micro-agro entrepreneurship development for additional income
19 This component injects diversity for sustainability
20 v. Landscaping & House Keeping Consider physical as well as mental health promotion along with edible Land /Air-scaping & home management principlesApplication of gender equality / womenissues into micro agro-entrepreneurshipThink of future : go for the development of“Business Plans” in FBG entrepreneurship
21 Edible gardening from front to back of the homestead in an organized manner
25 National Goal contributions (i.e., Urban Green Chili production) & International participation
26 Concept applications by the Private Sector at National & International Contexts
27 The Sri Lankan National Policy for Urban Agriculture after FBG initiatives Statement -29 (2003)Implement a special urban agriculture promotionprogram designed to ensure supply of homeconsumption needs and environmental protection.*Statement -17 (2007)17.1 Promote home-gardening and urban agricultureto enhance household nutrition and income17.2 Promote women’s participation in home-gardening.
28 Government Programme for Promotion of Home Gardening - 2007 (Let us Cultivate to Uplift the Nation) 1. Rural & urban home-gardens2. School gardens3. Home-gardens of school children4. Gardens & model farms in office premises5.Gardens in security forces camps6. Private home-gardens of state officials7. Gardens in office premises of the private-institutions8. Home-gardens of public representatives
30 How FBG is friendly with Rural Folks To enjoy on water conservation adaptations so as to cultivate with intensive management under resource poor conditionsTo cultivate in the dry season (i.e., Yala) in order to continue income generation & food security for better livelihoodsTo escape from stray and/or wild animal damages with minimal protection measuresTo raise the levels of fruit and vegetable cultivations among the rural populations in minimizing nutritional drawbacksTo reduce rural-urban migration of youth while practicing low labour agricultural production systems.
33 CULTIVATION STRUCTURES DEVELOPED TODATE under Low/No Space Agricultural Techniques through the Knowledge Management process ofthe Concept of the FBGCultivation structures mainly developed for land-space utilization1) Cultivation Tower ) Cultivation Pyramid ) Cultivation Frame4) Cultivation Wall ) Cultivation Arch ) Cultivation Bangle7) Cultivation Mat ) Cultivation Umbrella ) Cultivation Cage10) Cultivation Consortium ) Cultivation Envelope ) Cultivation SpoolCultivation structures mainly developed for building-space utilization1) Cultivation Tat ) Cultivation Ladder ) Cultivation Rack4) Cultivation Tripod ) Cultivation Net ) Cultivation Trolley7) Cultivation Cradle ) Cultivation Holder ) Cultivation Bag (Standing)10) Cultivation Shell ) Cultivation Twig ) Portable Cultivation TowerCultivation structures mainly developed for air-space utilization1) Cultivation Bottle ) Cultivation Lantern ) Cultivation Antenna4) Cultivation Bag (Hanging) ) Cultivation Key ) Cultivation String7) Cultivation Tube ) Cultivation Plaster ) Edible Air-scape
34 Urban Agriculture / Rural Livelihoods Inventor & Facilitator of the Concept of the FBGDr. Thilak T. RanasingheConsultant / AdvisorUrban Agriculture / Rural Livelihoods[Former Director of Agriculture (Western Province, Sri Lanka) : ](Retired Class I Officer of the Sri Lanka Agriculture Service)18, Senanayake Road, Issadeen Town, Matara,SRI LANKATel: ,15th November, 2008