Creating homestead agriculture for nutrition and gender equity (CHANGE) in Burkina Faso

Primary Investigator

  • Deanna Olney

Study Period

March 2014 - June 2016

Study Description

The purpose of this study is to assess the long-term impact of the Enhanced Homestead Food Production Program implemented by HKI on household food security and nutritional status, as well as the impact on including additional interventions (BCC on WASH and malaria prevention, distribution of preventive lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)) to children aged 6-24 months old, in addition to the standard E-HFP model.

Study Arms

  • Enhanced-Homestead Food Production Program (new)
  • Enhanced-Homestead Food Production Program (old) + WASH/malaria behavior change
  • Enhanced-Homestead Food Production Program (new) + WASH/malaria behavior change
  • Enhanced-Homestead Food Production Program (old) + WASH/malaria behavior change + LNS distribution

Primary Outcomes

  • Hemoglobin (g/dl)

Study Interventions

  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)

Research Gaps

  • Innovation

    What novel food-based products and programming methods effectively prevent and treat undernutrition?

Study Population

2400