This midline report presents the findings of the second round of qualitative data collection conducted in March 2018. Data collection was carried out by Participatory Development Associates (PDA) in close coordination with the IDS qualitative team led by Dr Inka Barnett.
The qualitative midline uses a qualitative case study design to explain how and why (or not) farmers take up and engage with VFC and how VFC may trigger behaviour change related to agriculture and nutrition practices. To achieve this, the midline has the following objectives: to document the implementation of VFC at community level and its effects on the uptake of VFC; to explore acceptance of VFC at household level and its effects on uptake and engagement with VFC; and to explore key barriers to the adoption of VFC advice and pathways of change. Findings from the qualitative midline study will be combined and triangulated with the quantitative endline and business model/cost-effectiveness endline in 2019.