Farmer nutrition school
Trends in Homestead Food Production and Nutrition Outcomes in the Feed the Future Zone of Influence, Bangladesh
The study looked at spillover effects in 16 focus group discussions (FGDs) in 15 villages across 4 districts. The findings from the FGDs show that at least 8–10 households around each...
To measure changes plausibly brought about by the FNS program when implemented at scale, this study surveyed a cohort of women who participated in the FNS curriculum beginning in November...
SPRING implemented an innovative, scalable, and sustainable community-based, multi-channel, integrated nutrition program between April 2012 and June 2017 in Bangladesh.
The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index Results from SPRING/Bangladesh’s Farmer Nutrition Schools
The goal of the research was to measure empowerment among FNS beneficiaries and to compare the average WEAI score among different cohorts of the FNS program and, using the BIHS data, to...
To better understand which behaviors were changing and which behavior changes were sustained following the end of the direct FNS intervention, SPRING undertook a mixed-methods cohort study...
In early 2012, the U.S. Agency for International Development asked the SPRING project to develop an approach for improving nutrition and food security that could be quickly scaled up across...
SPRING/Ghana is working to reduce aflatoxin contamination in groundnuts. As part of those efforts, we produced a video drama on aflatoxin for dissemination in SPRING project communities....
Following erratic rains, the village chief of Droum, in the commune of Miriah, talks to a group of men and women to find solutions to harvest shortages. The group calls on an agriculture...
Location: Niger, Sahel
This short video is a brief overview of the work that SPRING has been doing in Bangladesh since the project began in 2012.
SPRING pioneered the community-based farmer nutrition schools (FNS) approach to promote the production of nutrient-dense vegetables, fruits, and animal source foods at the household level...
Job Aids and Tools
Aflatoxin-Safe Groundnut Production and Consumption in Ghana: Community Drama Video Facilitator’s Guide
SPRING is working to reduce aflatoxin contamination in groundnuts. As part of those efforts, we produced a video drama on aflatoxin for dissemination in SPRING project communities.
In an effort to support reductions in aflatoxin, Spring/Ghana has developed a training curriculum (Farmer Field School curriculum) for Agricultural Extension Agents (AEAs). This photo aid...
This guide provides practical information on the evidence and foundations of the FNS approach and SPRING/Bangladesh’s experience implementing it. It also explains how to adapt the approach...
These flash cards were developed by SPRING/Bangladesh to accompany the Session Guide and depict concepts that are difficult or dangerous to otherwise show during a training session.
Then Ganabi joined a farmer field school (FFS) managed by SPRING, USAID’s multi-sectoral nutrition project. The FFS trainings teach farmers good agronomic practices, which make it easier to...
Sefali Begum learned about vermicomposting through FNS and was able to grow vegetables in her home garden.
Officer Faridual Islam learned about the FNS practice of using tippy taps while on patrol near a FNS.
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...
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.
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.
Denise Dougnon, 38, lives in Ama Iré village in the Mopti Region of Mali with her husband, two children, two sisters-in-law, and a brother-in-law. A graduate of the local (FNS) administered...
SPRING is distributing a limited number of nut shellers to communities in Northern Ghana as a demonstration of their ability to save labor for female groundnut and shea nut farmers.
SPRING and NHSDP Bring Healthcare to Most Vulnerable Doorsteps
SPRING/Bangladesh was honored to receive two high officials of the Government of Bangladesh on February 27, 2017.
SPRING is distributing nut shellers to communities in Northern Ghana as a demonstration of their ability to save labor for female groundnut and shea nut farmers.
A senior U.S. government and USAID delegation visited a SPRING/Bangladesh Farmer Nutrition School (FNS) in December.
Sheema Khatun, a CNC from Bangladesh, spoke at a roundtable on the importance of breastfeeding, challenges she faced, and the vital role of CNCs.
SPRING/Bangladesh shares its experience on Farmer Nutrition Schools in the Policies against Hunger XII Conference in Berlin, Germany
Farmer Nutrition School (FNS) is a community-based learning approach that promotes the Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) and the Essential Hygiene Actions (EHA) by teaching the production...