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Influencing Behaviour Change for Better Child Nutrition in Ghana

BCC posters

A new behavioural change (BCC) campaign is currently underway in Ghana to encourage schoolchildren to eat well and to take on healthy hygiene habits. 

As part of the campaign, representatives from 13 NGOs in Ghana were recently trained by Imperial College London's Partnership for Child Development (PCD) to deliver the campaign across 395 communities in Ghana - targeting community events, churches, mosques and other locations.

During the training PCD outlined how materials such as t-shirts and posters should be used by campaign volunteers in communities to encourage nutritious eating habits, diet diversification and good health and hygiene of schoolchildren and their families.  

Read more: Influencing Behaviour Change for Better Child Nutrition in Ghana

 

Building Farmer Capacity in Kenya

The transition of school feeding from the World Food Programme to the Kenyan Government has brought excellent benefits for smallholder farmers.
 
Smallholders, who have in the past been exploited by middlemen and production forces and marketing that demand large economies of scales, can today happily trade with the government, get paid promptly and improve their earning potential.

Read more: Building Farmer Capacity in Kenya

   

Learning Together to Improve Kenya Farmer Livelihoods

Farmers in Kenya

Kenya’s Ministry of Agricultural, Education, the UN, World Bank and farmer groups were recently convened at an event where organisations Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Farm Concern International, Imperial College London’s Partnership for Child Development (PCD), Dutch NGO, SNV, and the World Food Programme outlined how they assist the earning potential of over 33,000 Kenyan farmers by connecting them to markets to sell their product to. 

 

Read more: Learning Together to Improve Kenya Farmer Livelihoods

   

Kingdom of Lesotho becomes 54th country to join Scaling Up Nutrition Movement

On 2 July 2014, the Kingdom of Lesotho became the 54th country to join the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. On behalf of the government, a letter of commitment was sent by Dr. Motsoahae Thomas Thabane, MP, Prime Minister of Lesotho. The letter highlighted that malnutrition was one of the most serious, long term problems faced by Lesotho today. It included details regarding the nutrition situation in the country and its consequences on the population. Lesotho also identified over-nutrition associated with non-communicable diseases as another understated nutrition challenge.

Read more: Kingdom of Lesotho becomes 54th country to join Scaling Up Nutrition Movement

   

How A Local Food Movement Began and Evolved in Vermont, USA

“Eat Fresh! Eat Local!”
 
Back in 2008, teacher Hans Estrin’s ecology students at The Putney School heard that rallying cry and launched a well-intentioned project: Take the surplus from the 3-acre garden at the private and progressive Putney School and donate it for lunches at the public Putney Central Elementary School, just down the hill. “It was a great idea!” says Hans. “Our gardens had surplus, and the public school could certainly use some fresh produce.”
 
And it was a complete flop.
 

Read more: How A Local Food Movement Began and Evolved in Vermont, USA

   

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