The project aims to educate and support 200 single rural families in the Southeast region to grow and use the foods needed to improve their diets, especially the diets of mothers and children by integrating nutrition education with the transfer of small-scale agricultural technology to food-insecure households with malnourished children. The project will improve household food security through home gardening and nutrition education in the Lamontagne and Lavannau communities.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Among these communities, inadequate food supply, poor feeding practices and limited knowledge of the importance of vegetables and fruits were identified as the major underlying causes of malnutrition. Prior to initiating the project, a rapid assessment was conducted in the targeted communities in order to build understanding of attitudes towards the proposed project aims and activities, overall food availability and consumption, child feeding practices, health and nutrition problems.
How will this project solve this problem?
10 training sessions will train 200 women farmers on sustainable agriculture techniques. Tools, seeds and fertilizer will be distributed to 200 Farmers for the agriculture production. 200 Mothers will be informed and trained on how to prepare a balance diet. 400 children under 5 years old will benefit from the training. 200 Mothers will improve child feeding practices. Materials regarding nutrition issues, good practices will be developed and disseminated. 3 mass events will be organized.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will reduce food insecurity and increases resiliency among the most vulnerable rural populations in the South East department by utilizing an integrated approach. Such an approach ensures access to food through direct distribution, thus improving health and nutrition, while promoting improved literacy and sustainable livelihood activities for these same households.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.