Reducing Underlying Risk Factors India A woman harvesting some vegetables from her garden A basketful of nutrients in Bihar (DC) Kitchen gardening is one of the training programs organized by DC in village Dhaneyla West of Darbhanga district in Bihar. With the help of agriculturists, DC trained selected community members to grow their own vegetables on small plots of land. All techniques of vegetable cultivation were covered, including soil preparation, seed selection, application of manure, pest control and harvesting methods. High quality seeds of seasonal vegetables were provided for the community. Kitchen gardening has become a lucrative activity for Mojebul’s family and others in the community. The rich yield from his garden has surpassed his expectations. Now every meal has vegetable content, an unheard of luxury, and the excess is sold in the market thus contributing to the family income. Mojebul is full of praise for the efforts put in by DC. “The training, encouragement and high quality seed have enabled us to meet not only our financial needs but has also contributed to our health and well being”.