Super Cereal Against Malnutrition (Poshilo Pitho)

Project Name: Super Cereal Against Malnutrition (Poshilo Pitho)

Project Period2019 A.D – 2024 A.D

Partners: Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald Landesverband Hamburg eV, Germany, Central Campus of Technology Tribhuvan University

Primary Beneficiaries: Under five children’s, Rural Women and Adolescents 

Background: In Nepal, the nutritional status of mothers and children under five is extremely poor. For children, anthropometric deficits vary with ecological zone, in that stunting and underweight are more prevalent in the Mountains and Hills and wasting in the Terai. Over the last 20 years, no improvement has been observed in the nutritional status of children. According to NDHS 2016 almost 36% of the U5 children are stunted, 27% are underweight and 10% are wasted. Nepalese women are highly affected by malnutrition especially in non-mountainous regions. In Nepal, food shortages due to seasonality contribute to malnutrition. Through maternal anthropometric status, seasonality affects birth weight, and seasonality continues to affect growth throughout childhood. Poor growth rates during the “hungry season” increase the deficits compared to international reference data. Due to the high prevalence of malnutrition in most of the communities and age group in addition to that poverty and low employment rate especially in rural women there is a need of program that address both malnutrition as well as poverty which are becoming the major hurdle’s for development in Nepal. In addition, 40.8% women of reproductive age and 52.7% children under five are anaemic

Objectives: 

  • Empowering Local Health Mothers Group in preparing super cereal for promoting employment and social entrepreneurship for rural women
  • Eradicating all forms of malnutrition by the local food-based strategy.

Program Activities

  1. Focus Group Discussion (FGD)

At first there will be discussion with different health mothers’ group in rural community and with the

help of result from focus group discussion the area and the rural women group will be selected.

  1. Trainings

The selected Health Mothers Group and FCHV are trained about preparation of super cereal and use

of equipment in addition to that food safety basic trainings will be provided.

  1. Workshops and seminars with Provincial government

The workshops will enlighten government official and elected representative about the project

objectives and its outcome. Beneficial stake holders and province benefits will be shown clearly

  1. Advertisement

Social media and other platform will be used for advertisement of product that are been prepared

by rural women. In addition to that face book and other platform will be used to ignite the

movement in other place and community.

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