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Videographers film a woman and her child

This video shares the process and impact of SPRING’s community video approach for nutrition in Niger and Burkina Faso.

Hassya and her son eating

Hassya Ibrahim, a woman from Naki Karfi village in Niger’s Maradi Region, has been attending SPRING community video disseminations for 12 months.  In this video she shares how the video...

Hassaya and her child wash their hands

Hassya Ibrahim, une femme du village de Naki Karfi, dans la région de Maradi au Niger, a assisté aux diffusions de vidéos communautaires de SPRING pendant 12 mois. Dans cette vidéo, elle...

Keywords: Handwashing
Location: Niger
A Wife and Husband sit on a rug and discuss the family's monthly food consumption

Four men discuss the harvest and the food shortage that always follows. A community advisor tells the men that they should discuss food consumption with their wives and divide the harvest...

Keywords: Food security
Location: Niger, Sahel
One woman teaches another about preventing diarrhea

The community health worker, Koni, is making house visits and finds a young child with diarrhea. The child’s mother, Larai, believes it is because the child is teething and does not take...

A woman speaks with a doctor at a health clinic

Hassan is preparing to go on a journey. His wife, Maimouna, goes to the health center for her prenatal visit, where a health worker gives her iron and folic acid tablets (IFA) and discusses...

Two women sitting on a rug and talking

Wasila does not feel well, so her mother-in-law and husband take her to the health center, where she learns that she is one-month pregnant. The health worker advises her on practices she...

Two women sitting on a rug reading a pamphlet

Chima runs into her neighbors on the way to the field, and her neighbor, Rakiya, explains that she is carrying a snack to the field for her baby to eat, even though her baby has already had...

Man standing while woman sits and cooks

While a woman is separating some food from the family meal for her young child, the community health worker (CHW) stops by.

Health worker and two new mothers sitting on a rug and talking

Zaru visits her friend Aicha, and asks how Aicha is able to combine successfully exclusive breastfeeding with her work.

A Good Start to Breastfeeding

A woman delivers at a health center and breastfeeds her baby immediately after the delivery.

Responsive Feeding is Possible

A woman prepares porridge for her baby, and asks her husband to feed the child while she goes out.

Men support handwashing in Maradi

Sahoura asks her neighbor, Mariama, why her children are less healthy than Mariama’s, even though Sahoura practices the 1000 days behaviors.


This activity's objective was to test this indicator to measure feeding styles in the developing country context of Niger, and to provide learning to determine if this indicator could be...


Engaging Entrepreneurs in Developing Community Videos for Nutrition

SPRING is addressing high rates of malnutrition through community video. A primary pillar of the SPRING/DG video approach is to involve the community early and throughout the process to...


Mahmud Hambali from Digital Green shows the process of storyboarding (with Save the Children SBCC advisor, Aboubacar Sale)

With this pilot project in the Maradi region of Niger, SPRING and DG evaluated whether the community video approach that was successful in India is feasible and acceptable in the resilience...

Group of women sitting outside

In 2013, the USAID Global Health Bureau asked the SPRING project to collaborate with the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel–Enhanced Resilience (REGIS-ER) project,in providing...

Children standing in a line on the sand

Following a successful collaboration in India,SPRING and Digital Green (DG) have built partnerships with community groups in Niger and introduced an innovative community media approach to...

Woman in a radio station. Courtest of Development Media International

In 2013, the USAID Global Health Bureau asked SPRING to collaborate with and provide nutrition and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related social and behavior change communication (...



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Multi-Sectoral Global Learning and Evidence Exchange, West Africa shares research and experience in multi-sectoral nutrition programming.

Man demonstrates how to wash a child's hands

Featuring local community members, these videos aim to improve maternal, infant, and young child nutrition and hygiene practices.

Keywords: Community media
Location: Niger
Group watching a video projected on the wall

SPRING/Digital Green collaboration expands community video for improved nutrition and resilience in Niger

Location: Niger, Sahel

National Anemia Profiles

Niger anemia profile

SPRING has developed a series of 25 National Anemia Profiles, which provide country-specific information on the causes and burden of anemia, the policy environment, and program indicators.

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Niger


A Rapid Initial Assessment of the Distribution and Consumption of Iron-Folic Acid Tablets through Antenatal Care in Niger

25% of the world's population suffers from anemia. SPRING has a method for making a rapid, initial assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the distribution and consumption of IFA...

Location: Niger


Resource Review Summaries

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...

Household surveys are not always effective in collecting reliable data on the amount of milk small-scale producers retain for household consumption. This study reviewed alternative survey...

Keywords: Agriculture
Location: Niger

World Bank’s SecureNutrition Platform convened a panel of five World Bank social protection projects in a seminar to discuss how they are incorporating social behavior change communication...

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

This report presents new data measuring the gender gap in various aspects of agriculture in Africa. A particular focus on six countries— Ethiopia, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania and...

A collaborative report that identifies factors responsible for low-productivity among female-managed farms in Africa, with a particular focus on Ethiopia, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania,...