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USAID Markets Livelihood and Household Nutrition Activity Assessment

Authors: 
Kate Bohen, Bassey Archibong, Fernando Maldonado, Theophilus Agada
Organizational Authors: 
MARKETS Project Nigeria

The Maximizing Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites (MARKETS) project funded by USAID conducted an impact assessment of the pilot livelihood and household nutrition activity. The pilot activity targeted women from food insecure households in Northern Nigeria and was designed and rolled out to more than 4,000 participants between June and September 2010. It aimed to integrate economic empowerment and nutrition education, to address the social and economic factors contributing to household food insecurity. The intended outcomes and impact of the program were increased household income and savings; improve child and maternal nutrition; increased diet diversity and sanitation; and improved household asset management.

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