Project Documents

Rising from the dust through nutrition and agriculture - Kokebe's Story

Kokebe, whose name means star in Amharic, is one of many MVHHs who have used the resources and knowledge GtN provides to transform their lives. But, what's more, she has taught her neighbor - Weynishet - who has come to emulate Kokebe's activities. 

Thematic Areas: IR1. Increasing access to diverse, safe and quality foods, IR2. Promoting Optimal Nutrition, WASH, and Agriculture Behaviors
Document Type: Success Story
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Transforming Food Systems Lessons Learned from Global and Local Experience - Summary Notes

On December 1, 2020 - Tufts University, in collaboration with Save the Children International  conducted a webinar  and discussed the core elements of food systems, external drivers, and poliitical economy issues that facilitate or impede important changes in food systems. It also covered critical gaps in knowledge regarding the tradeoffs embedded in the SDGs, as well as policies that could bring about dramatic changes in food systems.  the major lessons and paths forward in regards to improving food systems transformations to meet nutritional needs in a sustainable manner.

Thematic Areas: IR1. Increasing access to diverse, safe and quality foods, IR2. Promoting Optimal Nutrition, WASH, and Agriculture Behaviors, IR3. Increasing Utilization of Quality Nutrition Services
Document Type: Report
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Language: English
Organization: Save the Children, Tufts

Implications of COVID-19 on Nutrition: Lessons Learned and Practical & Innovative Approaches - Perspectives from Civil Society, Government, and Academia - Webinar Summary Notes

The novel coronavirus is imposing unprecedented health, nutrition, social, and economic risks to the global population. Ethiopia is also being affected, and the continued spread of the virus has the potential to reverse some of the nutritional gains that the country has achieved in the last few years.

Thematic Areas: IR1. Increasing access to diverse, safe and quality foods
Document Type: Other
Agriculture Extension Workers, MIYCN Project Managers, Policy makers
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Organization: Save the Children, Tufts

Looking Back to Look Forward: Lessons Learned from ENGINE and Growth through Nutrition

The paper below is a summary of key research findings, lessons learned and program/policy recommendations from operation research studies conducted under the Growth through Nutrition and its predecessor ENGINE project. It also highlights some of the ways the project learning, research dissemination and capacity building activities have had a positive outcome of turning “research into action” and summarizes the way forward.

Thematic Areas: IR1. Increasing access to diverse, safe and quality foods, IR2. Promoting Optimal Nutrition, WASH, and Agriculture Behaviors, IR3. Increasing Utilization of Quality Nutrition Services, IR4. Improving Access to WASH Products and Services, IR5. Strengthening Multi-Sector Coordination and Capacity, Cross-cutting Issues, Learning Agenda
Document Type: Report
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Language: English
Organization: Tufts

Success Story - Setting an Example for Health Extension Workers Everywhere

In Debark Woreda of North Gondar, Bizuwork Zewdu, a Health Extension Worker, is just one of many who have felt the impact of Grant under Grant, a growth through nutrition initiative. Bizuwork engages actively in securing a better future for her community's nutrition, working with mothers to demonstrate best practices in Deber HEalth post, where she works. 

Thematic Areas: IR1. Increasing access to diverse, safe and quality foods, IR2. Promoting Optimal Nutrition, WASH, and Agriculture Behaviors, IR3. Increasing Utilization of Quality Nutrition Services
Document Type: Success Story
Agriculture Extension Workers, Community leaders, DAs, Frontline Workers Supervisors, Policy makers, Woreda Officials
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Language: English
Organization: Save the Children, Tufts

Success Story - Applying new skills to my work and home-lives

When chicken dealer Yassid Wedaje participated in a training by Grant under Grant (a Growth through Nutrition initiative) last year, he had no idea it would impact his family. He has since implemented better nutritional habits in his own home, seeing the improvement in his children.

Thematic Areas: IR1. Increasing access to diverse, safe and quality foods, IR2. Promoting Optimal Nutrition, WASH, and Agriculture Behaviors
Document Type: Success Story
Agriculture Extension Workers, Policy makers, Woreda Officials
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Organization: Save the Children, Tufts

Success Story - Tomorrow’s success – how a saving group transformed Kemeru Abdela’s life for the better

When Kemeru Abdela became a project beneficiary, she and her husband were living on a meager production and supporting their livelihood by working on her neighbors' farms for additional income in Galama Hebano kebele. Since subsequently joining a saving group - Milkaina Boru (which mean's "tomorrow's success"), and receiving livestock from the project - Kemeru proved that better nutrition and health behaviors are very possible, given the right resources and drive. 

Thematic Areas: IR1. Increasing access to diverse, safe and quality foods, IR3. Increasing Utilization of Quality Nutrition Services
Document Type: Success Story
Agriculture Extension Workers, Caretakers/families of children under 2, Caretakers/families of children under 6 months old, Caretakers/families with children 12-24 months old, Couples with children under 2, DAs, Families with children under 2, Farming families, Farming families with children under 2, Lactating women, MIYCN Project Managers, Mothers of children 6-12 months, Mothers of children under 2, Policy makers
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Organization: Save the Children

Success Story - My Life Inspires My Neighbors

Inspired by her own journey to better health and prosperity, Hawi Tamirat has taken to sharing newfound nutrition knowledge and skills she has gained from the project's Social Behavior Change Communication   activities.

Document Type: Success Story
Agriculture Extension Workers, Breastfeeding women, Caretakers/families of children under 2, Caretakers/families of children under 6 months old, Caretakers/families with children 12-24 months old, Families with children under 2, Farming families, Frontline Workers Supervisors, MIYCN Project Managers, Farming families with children 6-24 months old, Families with children 6-24 months old
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Success Story - the husband and wife team working to change their nutrition future

Since Birke Abera's husband Yohanis received awareness about child feeding practices, he has gone out of his way to support his wife where he can and they have learned to discuss and agree on their family's activities. Empowered by this new knowledge, the duo has transformed the fate of their family from being nutritionally vulnerable to capable of providing a healthy and nutritious to their son consistently.

Thematic Areas: IR1. Increasing access to diverse, safe and quality foods, IR2. Promoting Optimal Nutrition, WASH, and Agriculture Behaviors
Document Type: Success Story
Agriculture Extension Workers, Caretakers/families of children under 2, Caretakers/families of children under 6 months old, Caretakers/families with children 12-24 months old, Caretakers/families with children 6-7 months old, Caretakers/families of children 6-11 months old, Caretakers/families with children 8-11 months old, Couples with children under 2, DAs, Families with children under 2, Farming families, Farming families with children under 2, Fathers of children under 2, Frontline Workers Supervisors, Husbands, MIYCN Project Managers, Mothers of children 6-12 months, Mothers of children under 2, Mothers/mothers-in-law of pregnant/breastfeeding women, Pregnant women, Farming families with children 6-24 months old, Farming families with adolescent girls, Families with children 6-24 months old
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Language: English
Organization: Save the Children

Growth through Nutrition Midterm Evaluation Program Review Report

On the 11th of March, 2020 - Save the Children U.S finalized an internal mid-term evaluation of the project activity's overall performance using a quantitative research study and program review.

Thematic Areas: IR1. Increasing access to diverse, safe and quality foods, IR2. Promoting Optimal Nutrition, WASH, and Agriculture Behaviors, IR3. Increasing Utilization of Quality Nutrition Services, IR4. Improving Access to WASH Products and Services, IR5. Strengthening Multi-Sector Coordination and Capacity, Cross-cutting Issues
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Organization: Save the Children
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