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Impact and cost-effectiveness of women’s training in home gardening and nutrition in Bangladesh

This study quantifies the impact and cost-effectiveness of training poor rural women in Bangladesh in home gardening and nutrition. We use baseline and follow-up data for 646 intervention and control households and apply a difference-in-difference estimator. We find that the intervention significantly (p < 0.01) increased vegetable production (+16.5 g/person/day), vegetable consumption and the micronutrient supply from the garden. Using the disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) approach, we show that the intervention can be considered cost-effective in abating iron, vitamin A and zinc deficiencies. Home garden interventions can therefore make an effective contribution to addressing micronutrient undernutrition.

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Schreinemachers P, Patalagsa MA, Uddin MN. 2016. Impact and cost-effectiveness of women’s training in home gardening and nutrition in Bangladesh. JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19439342.2016.1231704

2016-10-22T04:50:17+00:00September 19th, 2016|Categories: Recent Research, South Asia|Tags: , , , |