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Evidence from a nutrition and gender-sensitive agriculture project in Zambia
The RAIN project benefited women and children in many ways. It improved several aspects of women’s empowerment and IYCF knowledge, and reduced child diarrhoea.
RAIN, however, had limited impacts on IYCF practices and no impact on child stunting ( (the impaired growth and development that children experience from poor nutrition, repeated infection, and inadequate psychosocial stimulation). Strengthening programme implementation and fostering higher participation rates could support greater impacts on child nutrition outcomes.
This publication covers aid activities implemented with the financial assistance of several donors, including Irish Aid and the Kerry Group with additional support from the Bank of Ireland. Additional funding for the evaluation came from PATH through support provided by the UK Government’s Department for International Development.The ideas, opinions and comments herein are entirely the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent or reflect the policies of any donors.