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India has served as a rich testing ground for SPRING’s approach to using community video for improved nutrition, starting in 2013 with a feasibility study of the SPRING-Digital Green community video collaboration before scaling the approach up in 4 countries in Africa. In 2016, SPRING supported the design of the five-year randomized control trial, Upscaling Participatory Action and Videos for Agriculture and Nutrition (UPAVAN), which uses SPRING’s and Digital Green’s community video approach to promote improved practices by mediating disseminations of community-made videos at women’s self help groups.

In 2016, SPRING led formative research to explore community members’ knowledge, attitudes, and current practices related to agriculture, income, and nutrition. This research informed training packages on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MICYN) and nutrition-sensitive agriculture for community agriculture extension workers and health workers. SPRING continues to support UPAVAN implementation. UPAVAN will periodically share program findings, contributing to the evidence base for effective nutrition-sensitive agriculture and MIYCN approaches, and informing future efforts to use community video for nutrition.

News

Dr. Laxmikant Palo, Save the Children India, facilitates a focus group discussion in Keonjhar District
December 2012
UPDATE - August 30, 2013: The SPRING/Digital Green collaboration and feasibility study that was launched in November 2012 is progressing well and receiving encouraging initial feedback from stakeholders and local communities. The communities requeste...
Sarah Hogan at the SPRING booth.
March 2017
At the Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) Global Symposium in Lusaka, Zambia, SPRING project officer Sarah Hogan and agriculture advisor Victor Pinga shared SPRING’s work on monitoring nutrition-sensiti...
The Use of Participatory, Community-led Videos in India: Pushing New Buttons for Nutrition, Livelihoods, and Agriculture
July 2013
In September 2013, SPRING delegates will attend the IUNS 20th International Congress of Nutrition (ICN 2013)—one of the most prestigious international nutrition conferences that brings together more than 5,000 nutrition-related specialists—and highli...