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Former Minister and Current Member of Parliament Dr. Mojammel Hossain using a tippy tap

In October 2016, SPRING/Bangladesh celebrated Global Handwashing Day with over 100 community activities.

Holding newborn baby

SPRING/Bangladesh observed World Breastfeeding Week, organizing rallies, dramas, music performances, quiz competitions, and discussions across Khulna and Barisal divisions.

NHSDP team and SPRING staff travel to Dhalchor

SPRING and NHSDP Bring Healthcare to Most Vulnerable Doorsteps

Three children demonstrating a tippy tap

SPRING joined the Government of Bangladesh, USAID, and other partners on the ground to mark Global Handwashing Day.

Success Stories

Union Facilitator Oloka Biswas speaks to a farmer nutrition school graduate and her family members.

Not many people can say they have a “Nutrition Sister” and a “Nutrition Brother.” In Bangladesh, participants in the farmer nutrition schools (FNS) implemented by SPRING, came to look...

Farmer nutrition school member Nilufa tends to her orange-fleshed sweet potato crop.

In 2016, SPRING distributed OFSP vines to nearly 12,000 FNS members across Barisal and Khulna Divisions, making OFSP accessible to many poor women farmers for the first time.

Nasima’s family helps her prepare and use the compost that allows them to grow more nutritious vegetables. Photo credit: SPRING/Bangladesh

The creation and use of compost is just one of the many agricultural techniques taught to the local farmer nutrition school students in Bangladesh's Barisal and Khulna Divisions.

A Family Welfare Visitor uses mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) tape to regularly screen the growth of children in her area.

SPRING recently interviewed Moshammat Dilruba, an FWV from Betagi upazila in Barisal division who has received support from SPRING over the past two years. Dilruba explains that the...

Mehdi Hasan Sattar helps his wife in the homestead garden, where the family grows nutritious vegetables. Photo credit: SPRING/Bangladesh

When Mehdi Hasan Sattar, a resident of Khulna's Rupsha upazila, first heard that his wife had enrolled in a USAID-funded farmer nutrition school (FNS), he was skeptical.

Farmer nutrition school participants practice throwing a net into the fish pond in Babuganj. The fish they catch will provide critical nutrients to their families. Photo: SPRING/Bangladesh

Fish are a major component of the Bangladeshi diet, providing excellent nutritional benefits, especially for pregnant and lactating women and young children.

In Durgapur village, a farmer nutrition school graduate and her son tend to the chickens that produce important nutrients for their family.

SPRING has been supporting Durgapur’s FNS since 2012 to improve nutrition and hygiene for pregnant and lactating women and women with children under two through improved access to a more...


Sheema Khatun speaking at the rountable

Sheema Khatun, a CNC from Bangladesh, spoke at a roundtable on the importance of breastfeeding, challenges she faced, and the vital role of CNCs.

A child receives a vitamin A supplement

SPRING/Bangladesh provided secretarial and logistical supports and assisted in community mobilization activities in Khulna and Barisal divisions for the successful observance of the Vitamin...

Holding newborn baby

SPRING/Bangladesh observed World Breastfeeding Week, organizing rallies, dramas, music performances, quiz competitions, and discussions across Khulna and Barisal divisions

A panel at the Policies against Hunger XII Conference

SPRING/Bangladesh shares its experience on Farmer Nutrition Schools in the Policies against Hunger XII Conference in Berlin, Germany

SPRING and NHSDP staff travel to Dhalchor

SPRING helps bring health care within reach for many families in Southern Bangladesh through partnerships with the USAID-DFID NHSDP

SPRING's table at the Safollo Gatha

The Safollo Gatha—a SBCC best practices in health, population, and nutrition programs event—was held March 27 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Participants in the SPRING/Bangladesh visit

On Thursday, February 25, a USAID delegation visited a community clinic and a Farmer Nutrition School in Abhaynagar upazila.

SPRING orients UNICEF Bangladesh to the agriculture to nutrition pathways

At UNICEF Bangladesh’s request, SPRING helped facilitate a day-long workshop and orient them to the agriculture to nutrition pathways.

Keywords: Multi-sector
Location: Bangladesh
Annual report infographic 2015

At the close of the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project’s fourth year of implementation, the project continued to reach a growing...

GIS Day participants

USAID Bangladesh and North South University organized a workshop on GIS Day to raise awareness about the important role GIS can play in development.

Keywords: Farmer nutrition school
Location: Bangladesh
Ms. Tonima Sharmin discussing the current state of handwashing in Bangladesh

SPRING/Bangladesh makes media appearances on local radio and television shows to talk about handwashing.


Marching in the street for World Breastfeeding Week 2016

SPRING/Bangladesh observed World Breastfeeding Week from August 1-7, 2016 by organizing over 100 rallies, quiz competitions, discussions, and several dramas and music performances in all 40...

Screen capture of woman washing hands

Bangladeshi television channel Desh TV airs a public health show called ‘Jiboner Golpo’ (Life’s Story) in partnership with USAID and Voice of America.

Case Studies

Woman holding her baby

Looking only at the portfolio of Feed the Future activities funded by USAID Bangladesh, SPRING worked with the USAID Bangladesh Mission and its Feed the Future partners to identify ways of...


Bangladesh Country Achievements, Project Year 5, October 2015 to March 2016

This infographic shows SPRING/Bangladesh's continued growth in reach and impact during the first half of project year 5 (FY 2016).

Location: Bangladesh
SPRING/Bangladesh Infographic

SPRING/Bangladesh’s goal is to improve the nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women and children under two years of age.

Location: Bangladesh
SPRING 2015 Overview - Bangladesh

The SPRING project in Bangladesh continued to scale up its work to integrate essential nutrition and hygiene actions into government-sponsored projects and build nutrition capacity among...

Location: Bangladesh


SPRING/Bangladesh staff collecting coordinates

SPRING/Bangladesh has been using geographic information systems (GIS) since its inception in 2012. The project has produced maps of its 40 working upazilas in Bangladesh and is delighted to...

Keywords: Farmer nutrition school
Location: Bangladesh


Woman and child washing hands using a Tippy Tap.

In June 2014, SPRING/Bangladesh conducted a tippy tap and handwashing study in 120 households in the Khulna and Barisal divisions of Bangladesh. Our primary objective with this study was to...


Resource Review Summaries

When deciding how to design or whether to fund a nutrition-sensitive agricultural intervention, we need to know the potential scope of impact. How many people will we reach? This blog...

This guide reports on the learning that has emerged from the Transform Nutrition consortium's research examining the potential of the social protection and agriculture sectors in Bangladesh...

This report summarizes an online discussion event held April 25-26 2017, hosted by Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia. The LANSA agri-food value chains research teams have...

The Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) Project produced diagnostics of the extension systems in Bangladesh and Nigeria. These analyses take a critical and constructive approach to...

Keywords: Agriculture
Location: Bangladesh, Nigeria

During this seminar, Gitau Mbure, Senior Technical Advisor for Agriculture at World Vision, and Clare Sullivan, Deputy Agriculture and Food Security Center at Columbia University, shared...

This journal article investigates the extent of children’s exposure to animal feces and whether this exposure is associated with child anthropometry. Using diverse, large samples of data...

Bangladesh achieved rapid growth in rice productivity at a relatively late stage in Asia's Green Revolution, as well as unheralded progress against undernutrition. This paper identifies the...

Keywords: Agriculture, Food systems
Location: Bangladesh

GAIN and the Business for Social Responsibility Change Associates are testing scalable solutions to reduce malnutrition among garment factory workers in Bangladesh. They believe that...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Bangladesh

This study examined the impact of nutrition and hygiene interventions on stunting in full-term low-birthweight infants. Researchers found that hand sanitizer, combined with nutrition,...

Keywords: Anemia, Micronutrient
Location: Bangladesh

This article features one community’s story of an innovative, community-focused approach to tackling malnutrition in rural Bangladesh through its Farmer Nutrition School pioneered by SPRING...

This paper documents the Alive & Thrive project’s efforts to scale-up infant and young child feeding interventions in three countries from 2009 to 2013. Systems strengthening is seen as...

Bangladesh experiences high hunger rates, especially seasonally. Short duration varieties and direct seeding of rice were introduced to farmers in Northwest Bangladesh during the monsoon...

Keywords: Food security, Agriculture
Location: Bangladesh

This photo essay explores livelihoods in Bangladesh in detail, focusing on a woman farmer who learned how to improve sanitation in her community through a community video program. With...

This study explored the determinants of hemoglobin and iron status in Bangladesh, as the prevalence of iron deficiency is quite low, according to the 2011-2012 National Micronutrient Survey...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Bangladesh

This article reviews evidence related to the agriculture to nutrition pathways in Bangladesh to reveal gaps in knowledge and research. The review examined articles and resources and rated...

Location: Bangladesh

The promotion of a small indigenous fish rich in vitamin A can cost effectively improve vitamin A intake, as described in this benefit-cost analysis. With fish already an important part of...

Location: Bangladesh

This webinar highlighted the importance of an integrated nutrition-sensitive social protection system. Field examples are from Bangladesh, Zambia, Myanmar, and Nigeria.

Multisectoral programmatic approaches can bring about improved nutritional outcomes. This article features Bangladesh as a promising example in achieving nutritional outcomes as the country...

Location: Bangladesh

Home-based vegetable production has been lauded as a nutrition- and gender-sensitive intervention, yet evidence is lacking. This study tested whether women’s training in improved home...

Location: Bangladesh

Maternal micronutrient deficiencies can adversely affect fetal and infant health, but there is insufficient evidence to guide the use of multiple micronutrient supplements. The JiVitA-3...

Location: Bangladesh

This Ag Sector Council event featured an update on a range of scientific advances that will directly impact the future of global rice supplies and the sustainability of intensive rice...

Location: Nepal, India, Bangladesh

The July 2014 edition of the Feed the Future Newsletter features stories on how the initiative is working to improve nutrition through the U.S. President’s Initiative. Read about efforts in...

Location: Uganda, Bangladesh

WASHPlus The March 2014 edition of the WASH/Nutrition Literature Update included a wide range of articles, with WASH/nutrition studies focused on Bangladesh, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nepal, and...

Location: Bangladesh

In December, the NALAN group held a webinar on integrating gender and social and behavioral change into projects featuring Helen Keller International in Bangladesh and Food for the Hungry...

Location: Bangladesh