Agriculture, Food Security & Nutrition

This online training is a one to two-day course for people who design and implement agriculture projects, including those focused on food security, livelihoods, value chains, and/or broader agricultural market development. Completing the course will provide knowledge and skills to help agriculture projects become more nutrition-sensitive by leveraging agriculture’s potential to contribute to specified nutrition outcomes or results.

Interventions to foster changes in behaviors and social norms are an important aspect of efforts to reduce malnutrition around the world. This course aims to demystify Social and Behavior Change (SBC) design as well as share useful SBC-related resources. The course assists practitioners in understanding some SBC models that explain why people behave in certain ways, how behaviors change, and how SBC strategies apply these models in designing behavior-centered programs.

This field-tested, six-day training curriculum responds to community development managers', program planners' and behavior change officers’ need for a practical behavioral framework that helps them with developing effective behavior change strategies in the fields of agriculture, Natural Resource Management (NRM), health, and nutrition.

This guide is for program managers and planners conducting a Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) assessment to investigate intra-household roles and influence. The Focus Families and Culture (FFC) guide introduces a holistic framework that can assist program staff to more effectively identify key priority groups for interventions. After learning about the development and key concepts and the methodology. The guide also includes a step-by-step review of the assessment process, complete with case examples, sample tools and diagrams.

This Care Group repository contains information, presentations, tools, curricula, and results reports regarding Care Group programs. The guides review how care groups are formed, how care groups are used to reduce child deaths and results from using various Care Group models.

This toolkit is a strategic package of resources to guide program managers at implementing organizations, advocates, and decision makers through the processes of piloting, implementing, and scaling up integrated programs and advocating for policy change. These resources include: up-to-date global and country-specific background and reference materials to inform advocacy and assist with the design of evidence-based, state-of-the-art programs; job aids, curricula, and other tools to increase the effectiveness and quality of program activities and services; and, publications that detail key implementation processes and lessons learned.

The FHI 360 PROGRESS project (2008-13) added to the evidence base on multi-sector integration, providing guidance on how development organizations can successfully expand their program model to include family planning services. Working closely with partners, PROGRESS developed, implemented, and evaluated three interventions. This report synthesizes lessons learned for use in replication and scale up.

SPRING conducted a systematic review of peer-reviewed evidence regarding the effectiveness of Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) approaches to increase the uptake of three key nutrition behaviors: women's dietary practices during pregnancy and lactation; breastfeeding practices; and complementary feeding practices. This review also identifies gaps in the evidence and provides recommendations for further areas of study. The SBCC interventions included in the review can be broadly categorized into three areas: interpersonal communication, use of media, and community/social mobilization.