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  • Bangladesh Farmer Nutrition School Cohort Study Technical Brief
    July, 2017 - To measure changes plausibly brought about by the farmer nutrition school (FNS) program when implemented at scale, this study surveyed a cohort of women who participated in the FNS curriculum beginning in November 2014. The study collected data from a cohort of 440 women in 38 upazilas and interviewed participant ...
  • Bangladesh: Final Country Report, SPRING Project
    June, 2017 - This document highlights the five years of the SPRING Project in Bangladesh. SPRING implemented an innovative, scalable, and sustainable community-based, multi-channel, integrated nutrition program between April 2012 and June 2017. During this five-year period, the project reached more than 125,000 pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and their children through its ...
  • Engaging Government Agriculture Staff to Promote Nutrition at the Community Level
    March, 2017 - High-impact nutrition practices cannot be adopted and sustained by a given population simply by increasing knowledge or awareness. Many complex and contextual factors influence everyday decisions to consider, try, adopt and/or reject, and ultimately internalize and sustain a given behavior. The SPRING project in Bangladesh partners with government health and ...
  • Reducing Malnutrition through Farmer Nutrition Schools: Key Elements for Implementation Based on the SPRING Experience in Bangladesh
    August, 2016 - Farmer nutrition schools (FNS) improve food security, empower women, and create social and behavior change for better nutrition. In early 2012, the USAID asked the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project to develop an approach for improving nutrition and food security that could be quickly scaled ...
  • SPRING Farmer Nutrition Schools: Multi-Sectoral Action, Durable Results
    September, 2017 - SPRING pioneered the farmer nutrition school approach in Bangladesh by innovatively combining the proven “farmer field school” and “essential nutrition actions” methods. Farmer nutrition schools enabled pregnant and lactating women and mothers with children under two to adopt improved nutrition and hygiene practices, and to improve production and consumption of ...
  • SPRING/Bangladesh Final Country Report
    July, 2017 - SPRING/Bangladesh implemented an innovative, scalable, and sustainable community-based, multi-channel, integrated nutrition program between April 2012 and June 2017. During this five-year period, the project reached more than 125,000 pregnant and lactating women and their children through its farmer nutrition schools (FNS) approach, and nearly 6,500 FNS were established over this ...
  • SPRING/Bangladesh: Farmer Nutrition School Cohort Study
    July, 2017 - To measure changes plausibly brought about by the farmer nutrition school (FNS) program when implemented at scale, this study surveyed a cohort of women who participated in the FNS curriculum beginning in November 2014. The study collected data from a cohort of 440 women in 38 upazilas and interviewed participant ...
  • SPRING: Making Climate-Smart Agriculture Work for Nutrition
    May, 2017 - The SPRING project has helped USAID and its partners design, implement, and monitor agriculture activities for better nutrition since 2011. In late 2016, SPRING managed a global review of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, whose activities affect nutrition through three primary impact pathways: ...
  • SPRING: The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index Results from SPRING/Bangladesh’s Farmer Nutrition Schools
    April, 2017 - SSPRING/Bangladesh implements a multichannel integrated approach to tackling malnutrition along the nation’s coastal belt using both nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions. With the Essential Nutrition Actions and Essential Hygiene Actions (ENA/EHA) as the technical foundation of its work, SPRING/Bangladesh has developed a variety of interventions, grounded in existing evidence-based approaches, to ...
  • The Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index Results from SPRING/Bangladesh's Farmer Nutrition Schools: A Quantitative Study
    April, 2017 - In Bangladesh, The SPRING project has been using a multichannel integrated approach to tackling malnutrition along the nation’s coastal belt using both nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions. This publication presents the findings from a study that explored the research question: Are SPRING Farmer Nutrition School (FNS) participants more empowered than those ...