Agricultural/Livelihood Mixed Methods Study: Baseline Evaluation
April 2019 — This report presents the results of a 2018 baseline assessment conducted prior to nutrition interventions among children in Bangladesh. The interventions are designed to improve undernutrition through two multisectoral approaches focused on homestead food production:
- Homestead food production supported by community farmers, social and behavior change communication, strengthened health services and referrals to nutrition-related and other services
- Homestead food production supported by retailers, social and behavior change communication, strengthened health services and referrals to nutrition-related and other services
The assessment evaluates several indicators, such as minimum dietary diversity; minimum meal frequency; household food security; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) knowledge and practices; and gender norms. The results are grouped into categories: sociodemographic and household characteristics; antenatal care and delivery; maternal minimum dietary diversity; mothers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices about maternal nutrition, infant and young child feeding, complementary feeding, supplements, diarrhea and health services; infant and young child feeding indicators; and household decision-making.