The present study was conducted at Ishurdi Upazila under Pabna district, Bangladesh during 2018 to investigate the homestead vegetable production and its impact on calorie supplement as rural farm family nutrition. A total of 90 farm household heads were randomly selected as respondent for the present study from randomly selected three villages of the Upazila. Data were collected through pre-tested interview schedule. More than half of household heads were middle aged group having moderate extension contact and medium annual income categories. More than two-third of them had primary to secondary level of education. Female household heads spent 6.3% time for homestead vegetable cultivation in case of small farm family followed by medium farm family (5.0%) and large farm family (2.1%). Medium farm family intake was about 3.2%, calorie from homestead vegetable garden whereas the small farm family intake was 2.2% and large farm family intake was 1.7% of the same. Marginal and large farm families spent minimum time for homestead vegetable gardening and consume flesher calories from their homestead garden. Lack of quality seeds and capital with high input cost were the most vibrant problems faced by the farm households.
Key words: Calorie, food security, homestead, nutrition, production, vegetable gardening.
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