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Realigning Agriculture to Improve Nutrition (RAIN) Project: Impact Evaluation Report

The Realigning Agriculture to Improve Nutrition (RAIN) project aimed to design, implement and evaluate a model of multi-sectoral integration of interventions to reduce the prevalence of chronic malnutrition in Mumbwa district, in the Central Province of Zambia. A key component of the project was to document evidence of both impact and process for application in other contexts and at scale, through a rigorous evaluation design. RAIN targeted children during the critical period from conception through 24 months of age, roughly equivalent to the first 1,000 days of life, with integrated agriculture, nutrition and health community based interventions. This report includes review of the impact and lessons learned of the project.

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Concern Worldwide, May 2016