Saidi Abdullai and her 10-month old baby, Basharia. Saidi is a member of the Rahama mother-to-mother support group in Ningi village in Bauchi, Nigeria.

This report captures SPRING/Nigeria’s key accomplishments over five years of implementation.

Photo of a kid holding a soccer ball

This report is intended to provoke discussion and catalyze change among existing nutrition and OVC institutions, decision-makers, practitioners, and influencers. Since USAID has included...


Sarah Hogan at the SPRING booth.

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

Nathan Park, center, poses with SPRING volunteers and trainers after a session on methods of long term storage and preservation of nutritious foods at home.

Deputy Mission Director Nathan Park visited SPRING activity sites in Kok-Jangak rayon, where he participated in a training on home-based storage of nutritious foods, and joined a home visit...

Orientation participant looking at a SPRING infographic

SPRING led a nutrition sensitive agriculture orientation for consortium organization managers from the EAIN project in Sierra Leone.

SPRING/Senegal Gender Advisor Daba Ndione Beye interacts with training participants.

SPRING/Senegal organized a workshop for representatives of partner networks to raise awareness on gender issues and promote men and women as partners in household decision-making for good...

Presenting on the 1,000 Day Window of Opportunity

In partnership with the Ministry of Health’s Republican Center for Health Promotion, SPRING trained media representatives on how to better promote nutrition.

Two men and a woman look at informational literature

Program reaches 5,500 farmers with diverse nutrition-sensitive and -specific interventions in agriculture, health and water.

Seasonal calendar exercise during the nutrition-sensitive agriculture training

Faculty and students of Guinea’s agricultural university, along with NGO partners, participated in a SPRING training on nutrition-sensitive agriculture concepts.

Presentation at MTT meeting

SPRING presents anemia landscape analysis findings and guides efforts on anemia training and IFA operational research at the Micronutrient Task Team meeting in Ghana

Man having test done on hemoglobin levels

SPRING builds capacity of master trainers on the use of HemoCue® devices to carry out training of frontline health workers.

Keywords: Anemia, Training
Location: Ghana
U.S. Ambassador Jackson engages with Kasuliyili CHPS Compound staff on available health services.

U.S. Ambassador Jackson visits the community-based health planning and services compound in Kasuliyili

Dr. Lamstein presenting

At this event, Sascha Lamstein presented on nutrition workforce training methods, using data gathered during SPRING’s work in Haiti.


Participants listen attentively as facilitators elaborate on the importance of women’s empowerment as it relates to nutrition.

SPRING/Senegal organized a workshop for representatives of partner networks to raise awareness on gender issues and promote men and women as partners in household decision-making for good...

Presenting ideas at the training

In partnership with the Ministry of Health’s Republican Center for Health Promotion, SPRING trained 32 members of national media on how to better promote nutrition during a two-day Media...

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-...

Children aged 6-11 play a game voting with their feet whether snacks are healthy or unhealthy during concept testing for nutrition and hygiene activities included in a training package geared towards OVCs.

Having trained more than 2,400 people on IYCF with SPRING support, our partners wanted to reach beyond the first 1,000 days from conception to age 2 to address the nutritional needs of...

Groups worked diligently to identify micronutrients and macronutrients within local foods.

SPRING recently opened its office in Kaolack, Senegal and conducted two nutrition-sensitive agriculture workshops.

Success Stories

Hajiya Abdullahi talks with infant and young child feeding support group members in Toto, Nigeria.

In May 2015, Hajiya Abdullahi, an orphan and vulnerable children (OVC) desk officer at the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in Toto LGA attended a training on infant and...

Nurse Usupova Mairam (on the left) counsels Jazgul about the best way to feed her one-year-old daughter Aitunuk.

In March 2016, Mairamkul received training on IYCF from SPRING. Mairamkul soon put her new skills to the test by helping Jazgul, whose youngest daughter, Aitunik, is a year old.

During her pregnancy, Denise’s sister-in-law benefitted from healthy produce grown in the household garden.

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...


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...

 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.

Photo of women meeting together outside

SPRING/Mali trained 375 health staff in 20 villages in Mopti in ENA/EHA and formed 200 ENA/EHA support groups in the communities they serve

A community activist meets with a group of people

SPRING is working at the community level to encourage social and behavior change around nutrition and hygiene, targeting 1,000 day households through various communication channels.

Two women smiling during training

SPRING conducts trainings for health care providers to improve the quality and quantity of nutrition services and counselling throughout the Kyrgyz Republic.

Anemia working group members

SPRING works at the national level on a range of nutrition issues, including anemia, deworming, and advocating for the inclusion of nutrition in pre-service training of healthcare providers...

Training Materials

Health worker shows a mother proper breastfeeding techiques while the father looks on

Cette « Formation sur site pour le personnel de santé: Assistance-Conseil sur l’Alimentation du Nourrisson et du Jeune Enfant (ANJE)» a été développée avec le support du projet SPRING, en...


Resource Review Summaries

The Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services has developed The New Extensionist: a global view of extension and advisory services (EAS) that reinvents and clearly articulates the role of...

Keywords: Agriculture, Training

Feed the Future highlights an INGENAES training on integrating gender within agricultural value chain and agro-enterprise initiatives held December 7-9, 2016 at Mukono Zonal Agricultural...

On January 30, 2016, Peru’s Ministry of Health came together with the Ministry of Education for an event on anemia prevention. The event targeted mothers who coordinate communal kitchens in...

Nutrition training of health and agriculture workers is critical to reduce child undernutrition. This manual, available in English and Amharic, equips health and agriculture workers at the...

This online training course on pathways and program design developed by USAID Global Health and the Bureau for Food Security introduces professionals to nutrition-sensitive agricultural...

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) hosted an intensive training at its Rome headquarters in July 2014, with the goal of ‘growing’ a pool of experts able to capably...

Resources include a GFRAS/World Bank report on strengthening linkages of nutrition within extension and advisory services, ACDI/VOCA factsheets on nutrition integration, reports on...