Using Malawi’s Community-Based Childcare Centers to Implement an Agriculture and Nutrition Intervention

This policy seminar focuses on research undertaken in Malawi by IFPRI, the University of Malawi, Save the Children, and University of Washington in support to the Government’s early childhood development program.  

Community-based early childhood development centers in Malawi have been used as a platform to implement an integrated agriculture and nutrition behavior change intervention. Presentations will explore the findings of a rigorous evaluation on the impact, sustainability, costs, and returns on investment of this initiative. A case study will be also be presented by Research for Development (R4D) on the use of evidence in the policy processes that led to the scale-up of the program across the country.

Opening Remarks 

  • Dan Gilligan, Deputy Director of Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, IFPRI

Presenters

Discussants

  • Julie Ruel Bergeron, Nutrition Specialist in the Human Development Network’s Health, Nutrition, and Population (HNP) Unit, World Bank Bank Group
  • Natalie Roschnik, Senior Nutrition Advisor, Save the Children

Closing Remarks

Moderator

  • Dan Gilligan, Deputy Director of Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, IFPRI

Light lunch will be available starting at 11:45am. Event begins promptly at 12:15pm