There is evidence that social transfers increase food consumption, improving the quantity and quality of food consumed by poor households. Questions remain on how to improve the effectiveness of social programs.
The aim of this study was to assess the impact of a lean-season food transfer on household food security, diet, and nutrition status of young children during the lean season in Malawi and to understand processes through which transfers operated.
This work was supported by the ‘Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture-Nutrition Actions’ (IMMANA) programme which is funded by UK Department for International Development.
Aulo Gelli, Noora-Lisa Aberman, Amy Margolies, Marco Santacroce, Bob Baulch, Ephraim Chirwa; Lean-Season Food Transfers Affect Children’s Diets and Household Food Security: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Malawi, The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 147, Issue 5, 1 May 2017, Pages 869–878, https://doi.org/10.3945/jn.116.246652
Lean-Season Food Transfers Affect Children’s Diets and Household Food Security: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Malawi