Growth Through Nutrition

Feed the Future Ethiopia Growth through Nutrition Activity

Ethiopia is one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa, however, chronic poverty and food insecurity persist and child undernutrition rates remain among the highest in the world. Feed the Future Ethiopia Growth through Nutrition Activity is a five-year, multi-sector nutrition project, which aims to improve the nutritional status of women and young children in Ethiopia’s four productive regions, focusing on the critical first 1,000 days of a child’s life - from conception through age two. The project is funded by USAID and implemented by Save the Children International with a consortium of partners, including Tufts University.

Growth through Nutrition builds upon the accomplishments of USAID’s prior ENGINE program and make significant investments in the agriculture and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sectors to address gaps in the availability of diverse food in targeted areas and the supply of WASH products and services needed to alleviate stunting. The project will work across all government and society levels to support country-led policies to bring intensified multi-sectoral nutrition programming to community and household levels, through gender equality and women’s empowerment, sustainable approaches, and integration of nutrition sensitive activities.

One of Tufts’ principal activities through Growth through Nutrition will be to lead the development and implementation of a cross-cutting learning agenda that will support and conduct operational research and the dissemination of research and learning findings. To ensure that learning generated through the project is shared quickly and broadly, Tufts will establish a Knowledge Management (KM) system that will incorporate innovative tools and learning events to help facilitate collaboration among partners, data sharing, capacity building, and effective monitoring to identify best practices at all levels of project implementation.

Technical Experts: Jennie Coates and Shibani Ghosh