Tufts University Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR) Research Results Dissemination

Event Details
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Save the Children, 2000 L Street NW, Washington DC

The TOPS Program and the Tufts University Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR), with support from the USAID Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP), are organizing a half-day session to update the food security and nutrition community on results from a feasibility and acceptability study on the consumption of Corn Soy Blend (CSB) with increased amounts of Fortified Vegetable Oil (FVO). The study was implemented in Malawi within the Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALA) program. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss and investigate result implications for Food for Peace-funded programming.    

The session will include:

  • CRS presentation on WALA and study result implications
  • Tufts presentation on the study results related to the following objectives:
    • To evaluate the effect of (a) additional fortified vegetable oil (FVO) ration and preparation messaging, and (b) providing repackaged corn soy blend (CSB) in 2kg quantities with printed preparation messaging 
    • To evaluate the cost per treated child and cost-effectiveness of the intervention via cost per household preparing porridge with target ratio of 30g FVO to 100g CSB
    • To evaluate the determinants of effectiveness i.e. increased oil to CSB ratio in porridge, based on programmatic function and communication of instructions from health workers and care group lead mothers to beneficiary’s mothers and caretakers
  • A participatory session to explore programmatic and implementation aspects of programming fortified blended foods

Follow this link for more details on the study: www.foodaidquality.pbworks.com.


RSVP by May 22 to Jocelyn Boiteau at Jocelyn.boiteau@tufts.edu.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please inform Ms. Boiteau of any dietary restrictions. 

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