South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiatives (SAFANSI)

Posted on: July 1st, 2016


This study is a first step towards implementing a South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI) project that strengthens “knowledge and awareness of critical factors that promote food and nutrition security among women’s groups in the BEES network, through a network system of learning and capacity outreach.”The study was undertaken to understand behaviors and practices of households and communities in securing food and nutritional needs. This study also aimed to obtain an understanding of existing hygiene behaviors among families as there is a strong connection between sanitation and child morbidity and stunting. A gap analysis was conducted based on the findings of the study to identify areas where focused interventions can be made.

Activities completed

  • Baseline survey
  • Data analysis
  • Report writing

Household covered

  • Zhemgang:108

Schools Covered

  • Digala Community Primary School-Zhemgang- 25 students
  • Langdrubi Primary school-Zhemgang- 11 students

Buzip centres covered

  • Digala Buzip centre-Zhemgang- 7 children
  • Langdrubi Buzip centre-Zhemgang- 18 children