Agriculture/nutrition 2018 RCT results
Assessing the effectiveness of our integrated agriculture/nutrition intervention program targeted at families in Western Kenya with children ages 6-35 months
In 2018, One Acre Fund commissioned an external randomized control trial of an integrated agriculture/nutrition intervention program targeted at families in Western Kenya with children ages 6-35 months. The nutrition component included distribution of micronutrient powders (MNP), poultry to increase egg consumption, seeds of greens and onions, and soap and chlorine solution, as well as provision of monthly behavior change trainings.
The study found a statistically significant increase in height-for-age, dietary diversity, and consumption of iron-rich foods; and a statistically significant decrease in reported instances of fever, lower respiratory tract infections, and diarrheal episodes were lower in the intervention group.