Publication: July 2017

Nutrition Intervention Study

Executive summary

The FAO Pilot Project on Establishment of Local Food Production Systems for Rural Communities for Food Security and Better Nutrition in Lao PDR (TCP/LAO/3503) implemented by Village Focus International (VFI) in Viengphoukha district, Luang Namtha province, was recently completed. The project implemented four agricultural interventions – home gardening, chicken raising, food processing and cooking, and income generation and NTFP in the three villages of Nam Far, Nam Mang and Nam Seua. The 1.5-year pilot project made some important headway in testing and developing a practical, sustainable and replicable model for home food production for improvements in families’ nutrition.

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Phonsavanh Tai village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane capital, Lao PDR.