India

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Training Materials

Cover illustration: a woman giving a slide show/power point demonstration to a group of mothers and fathers with their children

The Maternal, Infant and Young Child Community Nutrition Training Package provides basic nutrition training for Community Service Providers (CSP) and Community Resource Persons (CRP) to...

Illustrated image of a man and woman walking near a stream.

These materials were created specifically for the SPRING nutrition-sensitive agriculture training in Odisha, India based upon the Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Training package.

Activities

Filming a group of women practicing healthy food preparation

In India, SPRING works with the UPAVAN project to promote improved health practices through disseminations of community-made videos.

Victor Pinga, SPRING Agriculture Advisor, and Ashley Aakesson, SPRING SBCC Advisor, feature the SPRING linking agriculture-to-nutrition pathways as they lead an interactive session to orient partners on nutrition-sensitive agriculture.

SPRING conducted an orientation to nutrition-sensitive agriculture with study partners in India to support the development of an RCT evaluating the impact and cost-effectiveness of...

Video dissemination group training

Since 2012, SPRING has been collaborating with its US- and India-based partner, Digital Green, in adapting their "human-mediated digital learning approach" for the promotion of key maternal...

Reports

Photograph of a group of women in India using instructional cards

By combining the power of traditional storytelling with low-cost technology, the SPRING project and Digital Green (DG) have developed a community video social and behavior change (SBC)...

Woman spoon feeding a baby.

In November 2012, SPRING and Digital Green completed a qualitative study in purposely selected villages in Keonjhar district to identify current social and cultural determinants, practices...

Shooting video of food preparation

The success of Digital Green in increasing the adoption of agriculture practices has attracted interest from other sectors, including nutrition. In October 2012, SPRING began a...

Galleries

The video development team watches as a neighbor explains benefits of poultry raising for the family, “Small scale poultry farming at home can be beneficial for you and it can meet your short term financial needs.” Photo credit: Sarah Hogan, 2017

Under the UPAVAN project, SPRING and Digital Green create community videos promoting nutrition-sensitive agriculture practices in Odisha, India. This community video shows neighbors...

Grandmothers participating in a focus group sort cards of local foods into piles that indicate each food’s affordability locally.

SPRING, Digital Green, and VARRAT conducted formative research into nutrition-specific maternal, infant, and young children nutrition (MIYCN), hygiene, and nutrition-sensitive agriculture...

Victor Pinga, SPRING Agriculture Advisor, facilitates a session on context-specific nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions.

SPRING co-facilitated and participated in a partners’ workshop and planning meeting for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)-funded randomized control trial (RCT) on community-...

Participants watching videos screened by SPRING and Digital Green

The SPRING/Digital Green feasibility study was officially launched on November 15, 2012 at a ceremony in Keonjhar District in Orissa, with the participation of local officials, partners and...

Keywords: Agriculture
Location: India
A woman edits videos on a laptop

Under the SPRING/Digital Green model, a local NGO partner – VARRAT – working in Keonhjar District of Odisha, has produced 10 videos that showcase key nutrition and hygiene behaviors, often...

Keywords: Community media
Location: India

Videos

Photo of a group of women and men gathering to look at a flyer on handwashing.

This video highlights learning and experience from SPRING's diverse community media portfolio through four key principles with examples of each principle in action, using various types of...

Basanti walking

This video features a testimonial from Basanti Mahji, a program beneficiary in Keonjhar, discussing the impact the videos from this collaboration have had on her life and the health of her...

Keywords: Community media
Location: India
women watching instructional video

Since 2012, SPRING has been collaborating with its US- and India-based partner, Digital Green, in adapting their "human-mediated digital learning approach" for the promotion of key maternal...

Keywords: Community media
Location: India
men with produce

This video is about importance of eating a diverse diet. Usually people in rural areas, due to lack of resources and knowledge, end up eating foods from one or two food groups.

women with young children

This video discusses the quantity and diversity of complementary food to be given to the babies from 6 to 24 months.

mother breastfeeding

This video discusses how a working mother can work and still continue to exclusively breastfeed her less-than-six-months-old baby.

Keywords: Community media, Breastfeeding
Location: India
pregnant woman displaying an appropriate meal for pregnant women

This video is about importance of nutritious food during pregnancy and addressing food taboos.

Keywords: Community media
Location: India

Posters

Participatory Community-Led Video Approach Catalyzes Social and Behavior Change for Nutrition

This poster explains SPRING's community video approach as part social and behavior change communication.

News

Sarah Hogan at the SPRING booth.

Victor Pinga and Sarah Hogan attended the INGENAES Global Symposium to share our nutrition-sensitive agriculture work.

Filming best WASH practices

SPRING and Digital Green announce public release of all 10 videos developed under their collaboration and feasibility study.

Keywords: Community media
Location: India

Series

USAID, APC and SPRING logos

In collaboration with the USAID-funded Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) project, SPRING has gathered data around key nutrition responsibilities for CHW in 9 countries that can be...

Photo of women sitting in a circle

This Community Video for Nutrition Guide is a joint product of SPRING and Digital Green (DG), an international nongovernmental organization (NGO) registered in the United States and India....

Job Aids and Tools

Thumbnail of India tool

In collaboration with the USAID-funded Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) project, SPRING has gathered data around key nutrition responsibilities for CHW in 9 countries that can be...

Location: India

Journal Articles

Modified screenshot of the PDF

Successful integration of nutrition interventions into large-scale development programmes from nutrition-relevant sectors, such as agriculture, can address critical underlying determinants...

Keywords: Community media, Agriculture
Location: India

Case Studies

Train station and tracks

Mumbai’s suburban railroads serve over 7 million daily commuters; with 2,000 train lines spread over 465,000 km. Besides serving as rail service infrastructure, the railroad tracks are...

class learning

Poor farmers in low and middle income countries are often risk-averse and reluctant to adopt new methods of farming, since crop failure could potentially lead to extreme hardship. Digital...

Pages

Resource Review Summaries

This study explored the impact of providing salt fortified with iron and iodine to Indian children in second grade on anemia and cognition. Baseline and endline data were collected from...

Keywords: Anemia, Fortification
Location: India

IFPRI’s peer-reviewed book examines India’s pulses sector in light of agricultural systems, climate change, irrigation design, and how policies (including the Green Revolution) have evolved...

Keywords: Agriculture, Food systems
Location: India

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 Let’s be Well Red study was conducted to determine the effect of iron-supplement bars (containing 14 mg Fe) on anemia status in urban Indian women of reproductive age. The intervention...

Keywords: Supplementation, Anemia
Location: India

GAIN shares recent findings on the coverage of fortified foods in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and India. In Côte d’Ivoire, Nutribon, a complementary fortified food product for low income children...

Keywords: Fortification
Location: Ivory Coast, Ghana, India

This study examines the feasibility of delivering maternal, infant, and young child nutrition behavior change communication through an innovative agricultural extension program serving...

During this webinar, the inaugural round of fellows from the IMMANA program highlighted their research on developing new methodological approaches to guide agricultural interventions for...

In this video, Binu Cherian and Parminder Virk of HarvestPlus discuss why biofortification can be an effective measure to help address micronutrient deficiencies, especially as a...

In his new book, journalist Roger Thurow tells stories of mothers and babies worldwide to explore the effort to end childhood malnutrition. Thurow highlights the importance of proper...

This report examines the evolution of the policy debates on nutrition and agriculture from India’s Independence to the present in order to better understand the roots for the weak links...

Keywords: Agriculture, Food security
Location: India

Bollywood actress, Priyanka Chopra, is participating in a nationwide campaign to spread awareness around adolescent anemia. The Weekly Iron and Folic Acid (IFA) Supplement awareness...

Keywords: Supplementation, Anemia
Location: India

In this community-based study, researchers used a behavior change communication approach to examine the effectiveness of “Trials of Improved Practices (TIPs)” on dietary and iron-folate...

Keywords: Anemia, Supplementation
Location: India

SPRING and Digital Green launched their Community Video for Nutrition Guide to help global agriculture and nutrition practitioners integrate community video for nutrition into their...

Keywords: Community media, Integration
Location: India, Niger

Developed by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, this policy brief lays out the technical evidence and arguments for supporting biofortification as an important...

Keywords: Fortification
Location: India, Rwanda

Pointing out the gaps in nutrition data gathered as part of traditional large-scale agriculture surveys, Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi) Program Manager, Katie...

Location: India

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 9th edition of IFPRI’s Global Hunger Index offers a multifaceted overview of global hunger that brings new insights to the global debate on where to focus efforts in the fight against...

Location: India

This randomized control trial examined the effectiveness of a rural sanitation intervention to prevent diarrhea, soil-transmitted helminth infection, and child malnutrition in India....

The September WASHplus community update focuses on linkages between WASH and nutrition. This edition includes links to a research article on child undernutrition and the gut microbiome, a...

This review examined the current burden of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in India, its epidemiology, and the various issues regarding its prevention and control. The authors conclude that...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: India

This double blind, randomized control trial in India demonstrated that double-fortified salt is an efficacious approach to improving iron status and should be further evaluated for...

Keywords: Fortification
Location: India

This article examines the vexing question of why Indian children from relatively well-off families with an ample supply of nutritious food needed for a healthy diet still suffer from...

Keywords: Malnutrition
Location: India

Three-and-a-half decades old, this ICRISTAT-led study looked at how cross-cultural studies of group size and function could be used to promote the spread of improved land management and...

Location: India

This blog by Prasun Kumar Das of LANSA describes Farming Systems for Nutrition (FSN), a new farming model that has been developed with the expressed purpose of improving nutrition. It is...

Keywords: Malnutrition
Location: India