Photo of a woman smiling and holding up a piece of paper in front of a group.

In May, SPRING worked with KAWOLOR project staff in Senegal to share the Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Training Resource Package.

All of the workshop participants display their completion certificates.

SPRING trained community video and radio staff on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and nutrition-sensitive agriculture in Mamou, Guinea.

A participant looks at a copy of the new publication for home based storage and preservation of nutritious foods in the Kyrgyz Republic.

SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic hosted an event for health officials in Bishkek to discuss nutrition-sensitive agriculture and launch a new reference book on long-term food storage and preservation.

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...

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.

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-...


Photo of men and women reaching out and cutting a blue ceremonial ribbon.

SPRING's partnerships with local NGOs to promote UNICEF's IYCF Package, paired with evidence of its effectiveness, spurs government uptake beyond the life of the project

Photo of the group at the BFHI awards ceremony, four people smile and pose holding a large plaque. Caption: At-Bashy FMC is awarded BFHI certification. (pictured left to right) Jarkyn  Ibraeva, Deputy Governor of Naryn oblast, Nurgul Ibraeva Senior Specialist of MOH, Nurdin Aliev Director of At-Bashy FMC, and Sadat Sattarova Head of Save the Children International Kyrgyzstan office.

USAID, Ministry of Health, and oblast government representatives attended the BFHI award ceremony for three facilities in Jalalabad on January 31, 2018. On the same day, MOH and oblast...

A graphic representation of a woman cleaning a yard of animal feces, disposing of the feces responsibly, and washing her hands with a tippy tap.

SPRING co-facilitated a session on implementation science with GAIN and the Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition at GWU’s Global Health MiniU in September 2017.

One man kneels and looks at the screen of a video camera. Two women and two men lean over his shoulder to also see the screen.

SPRING shared its SPRING/Guinea Social and Behavior Change (SBC) approaches at the ICTforAg 2017 conference during a session entitled "Multi-Channel Communications in Hard-to-Reach Places."

Poster with the name of the conference and the conference schedule

SPRING shared findings and recommendations at the 2017 International Health Economics Association World Congress in Boston on how to ensure nutrition policy translates to financing and...

Focus groups meet to answer questions from SPRING and FRI

SPRING/Guinea and FRI conducted an assessment to develop an interactive rural radio strategy that the SMARTE project can use to encourage nutrition-sensitive and specific practices.

Nora Madrigal (USAID), Aisha Zhorobekova (USAID), Il Hyong Won (Good Neighbors)

SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic hosted an event for health officials in Bishkek to discuss nutrition-sensitive agriculture and launch a new reference book on long-term food storage and preservation.

Workshop participants

SPRING facilitated a two-day workshop to help CHAIN project partners define collaboration goals and expectations, and to develop an integrated workplan to improve nutrition and community...

Students wash their hands at tippy taps

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

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 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


A woman, dressed in orange, checks on her chicken coops.

Ever since she has been using improved poultry production practices, Ndèye Khady has improved her family’s nutrition and her financial autonomy. She can now help her husband with household...

A chalk drawing on a wall of a mother breastfeeding her infant and pushing away someone's hand holding a bottle of milk.

An expecting mother and her mother-in-law visit the clinic for prenatal care. Aissatou, the midwife, uses the visit as an opportunity to talk about the benefits of early initiation of...

A man looks questioningly at a dish of sweet potato that his wife has made.

In Sibinokho village in the Kaffrine Region of Senegal, women grow and eat a new kind of potato: the nutrient-rich orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP). This variety of potato is rich in...

Keywords: Nutrition-specific
Location: Senegal
Community Video: Alimentation Complémentaire

A mother in Senegal prepares a diverse, nutrient-rich meal and demonstrates that it is appropriate for complementary feeding to a child between 6-23 months of age. As she feeds the child,...


Anemia Task Force event flyer with presentations and discussion points listed.

USAID's Bureau for Global Health, SPRING, and MCSP co-chaired the Multi-Sectoral Anemia Task Force meeting in March, 2017.


 Adolescent girls aged 12-17 review illustrations conveying information on dietary diversity during concept testing for nutrition and hygiene activities included in a training package geared towards OVCs.

SPRING partners with civil society volunteers to test key nutrition counseling concepts among orphans and other vulnerable children.

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...


Resource Review Summaries

The Compendium of Actions for Nutrition (CAN) was developed in consultation with United Nations partner agencies and is a key contribution towards achieving the objectives of the UN Network...

The amount was pledged at the 2013 London Summit is insufficient to achieve four of the six WHA targets, according to the authors of this article. Funding that has been pledged has often...

Keywords: Nutrition-specific

Reducing stunting in South Asia requires the coordination of nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific interventions, especially measures that lead to improved nutritional status for...

The 2013 Lancet nutrition series argues that in order to achieve global targets for reducing undernutrition, there needs to be a multi-sectoral approach to include scaled-up, proven...

This report details the progress and results of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement. Since its inception in 2010, 30 SUN country national budgets have been analyzed for nutrition-...

The ENGINE Project has launched a YouTube channel, with videos detailing its programs and explaining some of the outcomes of their nutrition-specific interventions, homestead gardening...

This overview from the Maternal and Young Child Nutrition Security Initiative in Asia outlines linkages between nutrition and a variety of development sectors. The brief re-examines the...

Building on the Nutrition-Specific and Nutrition-Sensitive Interventions to Accelerate Progress (see above), this brief delves deeper into agriculture-nutrition linkages, including a look...