Food Security and Nutrition Process Reviews: Complementary Feeding in Malawi & Cambodia
FAO has published detailed and thorough process reviews of two agriculture-nutrition education projects that aimed to improve infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices using local foods--one in Malawi, and one in Cambodia. Each project delivered IYCF nutrition education through community-based caregiver groups, and food-based messages through farmer field schools. The reviews themselves provide insight for program designers and managers considering similar projects, highlighting direct quotes from focus groups and interview participants on aspects of formative research, training-of-trainers, community participation & ownership, education materials, family environments, and program coordination. Among the recommendations coming from the Malawi report, are to "develop a comprehensive, continuous, food-based nutrition training system" among agriculture and health, and community development systems.