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Formative Research on MIYCN, Hygiene, and Nutrition in Odisha, India

SPRING, Digital Green, and VARRAT conducted formative research into nutrition-specific maternal, infant, and young children nutrition (MIYCN), hygiene, and nutrition-sensitive agriculture practices in Keonjhar, Odisha, India in September to October 2016. The team conducted 32 focus group discussions in eight villages over a seven-day period, as well as observational transect walks in all eight villages. The formative research findings will be used to prioritize priority practices and priority foods and crops to promote throughout implementation of a randomized control trial evaluating the effectiveness of the community video approach to improve MIYCN, hygiene, and nutrition-sensitive agriculture practices.

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