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CHANGE Burkina Faso: Implementation, Successes and Lessons Learned

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Stella Nordhagen
POLICY SEMINAR
Investing in Research – new evidence showing how a nutrition-sensitive agriculture program improves children’s nutritional status
Co-Organized by IFPRI, HKI, and A4NH
DEC 12, 2017 - 12:15 PM TO 01:45 PM EST

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CHANGE Burkina Faso: Implementation, Successes and Lessons Learned

  1. 1. CHANGE Burkina Faso: Implementation, Successes and Lessons Learned IFPRI Policy Seminar | 12 December 2017 | Washington, D.C. Stella Nordhagen Helen Keller International (HKI), Africa Regional Office
  2. 2. CHANGE PROJECT GOALS AND DESIGN
  3. 3. CHANGE (2013-2016) Ultimate goal: Improve nutritional status of children under age 5 and women of reproductive age, especially breastfeeding or pregnant women • Objectives: • Increase production and diversity of nutrient- rich foods under women’s control • Improve intake of nutritious foods • Improve nutrition, health & hygiene practices • Empower women within agriculture and nutrition. • Zones: Northern Cote d’Ivoire, Eastern Burkina Faso, Lake District of Tanzania; Dakar, Senegal • Research: Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal - gender- focused evaluations (ICRW) + sustainability studies; Burkina Faso and Tanzania - RCT impact evaluations (IFPRI)
  4. 4. CONTEXT: EASTERN BURKINA FASO
  5. 5. • Focus on nutrition – Diversify & complement what is missing – Year-round nutritious crop production – OFSP, TAVs • Appropriate agricultural practices – Minimal but smart use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers – Water conservation techniques – Crop-livestock integration • Implemented via: – Village model farm – Training and inputs  home gardens COMPONENT 1: AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
  6. 6. • Individual chicken-raising – Increased flock size – Improved practices COMPONENT 2: POULTRY PRODUCTION • Village-level henhouses • Focus on consumption
  7. 7. • Essential Nutrition Actions – Proven actions to improve maternal and child nutrition COMPONENT 3: BEHAVIOR CHANGE COMMUNICATION (BCC) Delivered via community volunteers through: – Group discussions – Cooking demonstrations – Home visits – Public events – Radio
  8. 8. • Cross-cutting Activities: – Supporting land rights through model farms – Gender issues mainstreamed in all tools – Capacity building for HKI staff/partners – Gender-related data collection and analysis COMPONENT 4: WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT
  9. 9. WASH (45 VILLAGES) • Essential Hygiene Actions • CLTS – Participatory exercises to motivate end to open defecation, with training and support
  10. 10. SMALL-QUANTITY LNS (15 VILLAGES) Lipid-based nutrient supplements – Paste providing micronutrients required for growth – Provided monthly (30 days supply) for targeted children aged 6 – 24 months
  11. 11. SUCCESSES
  12. 12. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION – 360 resource people trained – Model farms and poultry facilities created / supported in 60 villages • 75% of targeted participants (IE) – 2796 households received inputs and training • Over 80% of targeted participants started home gardens (IE) – Increases in: • nutrient-rich crop production per household • women’s chicken ownership • egg production Data sources: (IE) = IFPRI impact evaluation; others HKI monitoring data
  13. 13. NUTRITION AND WASH – Over 300 resource people trained – Over 4,000 group discussions and over 20,000 home visits held • 70% of targeted participants reached in-person (IE) – Successful LNS provision in 15 villages • 80% coverage (IE) – Increases in: • Having a handwashing station • knowledge of handwashing Data sources: (IE) = IFPRI impact evaluation; others HKI monitoring data
  14. 14. CHALLENGES AND LESSONS LEARNED
  15. 15. • Water • Volunteers – Motivation – Quality assurance • Monitoring • Complexity – Project – Individual CHALLENGES & LESSONS LEARNED
  16. 16. THANK YOU Acknowledgements: HKI Burkina Faso (Fanny Yago-Wienne, Regina Khassanova Traore, Marcellin Ouedraogo, Abdoulaye Pedehombga, Mamadou Kone, Olivier Vebamba), HKI Regional (Tom van Mourik, Clara Bastardes Tort), APRG, IFPRI, and Global Affairs Canada. 16 IFPRI Policy Seminar | 12 December 2017 | Washington, D.C.

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