Report For The Afikepo Nutrition Programme and Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture component in Malawi

Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Survey

A family interacts with a health worker during a growth monitoring session during growth monitoring sessions
UNICEF Malawi/2020/Govati Nyirenda


The Afikepo nutrition programme, implemented by the FAO and UNICEF in collaboration
with the Government of Malawi, is a multi-sectoral effort that integrates agriculture, health and
nutrition actions to address the problem of food and nutrition insecurity and undernutrition.
Primarily, the project aims to enhance the nutrition security in the ten targeted districts namely
Chitipa, Karonga, Nkhatabay, Mzimba, Kasungu, Nkhotakota, Salima, Chiradzulu, Thyolo and
Mulanje through implementation of interventions that increases availability , access and
utilization of diversified foods at household level. This would in turn lead to improved dietary
intake of diversified, safe and nutritious foods among women of childbearing age, adolescent
girls, infant and young children particularly under 2 years of age. With the project having been
implemented more than two years, FAO together with UNICEF commissioned this knowledge,
attitudes and practices (KAP) survey to measure and monitor the progress of the various project
interventions in addressing the nutrition situation in the target communities. The KAP
household survey was conducted from 5th to 27th March 2020 in ten project districts, a slightly
different season compared to the baseline survey which was conducted between 26th October
and 18th December 2018. Furthermore, a qualitative survey was conducted in eight purposively
selected districts among the ten excluding Chiradzulu and Salima districts.

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