Malnutrition is still one of Lao PDR's major problems. Nutrition awareness and education activities aim to increase knowledge about “good nutrition” and respective food habits while acknowledging local conditions. Besides training and coaching of multiplicators, training and seeds to build home gardens were to be provided to villagers to demonstrate effects in practice.
The aim of the component is to improve food security in the target districts.
This is being achieved through the operation of three components:
• Nutrition education and household gardens
• Rodent control
• Small infrastructure, such as access roads and water supplies