Project Example

Suaahara Home Stead Food Production (HFP) Brochures/ Posters/Job Aids

Suaahara was a five year (2011-2016) project funded by USAID aimed to improve the nutritional status of women and children in 41 districts of Nepal. The project focused on improving health and nutrition behaviors at the household level through promotion of Essential Nutrition and Hygiene Actions (EN/HA), particularly Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN), and addressing other determinants of under-nutrition, such as availability of and access to food, hygiene, quality of health care, child spacing and socio-cultural factors including gender and marginalization.

Suaahara was implemented by a consortium of partner organizations led by Save the Children.

The SBCC strategy established an internal quality materials review and production system to ensure that all partners in the consortium had mutually reinforcing, quality materials developed, pretested, produced and disseminated to the end user.

In 2013, Suaahara developed various HFP related brochures, posters, job aids etc. with communication input from SBCC team in-coordination with thematic partner Helen Killer International with their technical inputs emphasizes the key message “diversify nutrient dense vegetables in your homestead garden throughout the year”. The main objective of developing these materials are to increase vegetable diversity, to maximize vegetable production from same area/piece of land and to increase household’s access to diverse vegetables.

In the year 2014, these materials were rebranded as guided by “Bhanchhin Aama” campaign and disseminated in all public places in Suaahara implementing districts through local NGO partners throughout the project period. Required number of materials were sent to Suaahara district office/PNGO and Field Supervisors distributed these materials at their supervision areas by orienting the HFPB group leaders/VMFs about how to use these materials.

Home stead food production materials are as below:

  • Brochure on Garden to Plate-Helen Sweet Potato
  • Brochure on Garden to Plate-Kangkong
  • Poster on Bio Security
  • Poster on Bird Flu
  • Poster on Method of making Intensive Coop
  • HFP Job Aids for Nutrition Consumer Group and Village Model Farmers

The objective of developing and producing these HFP materials are to sensitize community about necessity of building coop for chicken and to improve household poultry rearing practices.

Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/ Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019