Food Security and Nutrition in Rural Cambodia

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 8, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 17, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of British Columbia

April 20, 2012
May 8, 2012
November 17, 2016
June 2012
August 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change from Baseline in nutritionally related biochemical measures at 22 months [ Time Frame: At baseline and 22 months ]
Haemoglobin (g/l) Haematocrit (%) Serum Ferritin (ng/ml) White Cell Count (x109/l) Red Cell Count (x1012/l) Mean Corpuscular Volume (fl) Mean Cell Haemoglobin (pg) Red Cell Width % Platelet Count (x109/l) Neutrophils % Eosinophils % Lymphocytes % Monocytes % Neutrophils # (x109/l) Eosinophils # (x109/l) Lymphocytes # (x109/l) Monocytes # (x109/l) C-Reactive Protein (mg/l)
Same as current
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  • 24-hour dietary recall [ Time Frame: At baseline and 22 months ]
  • Mid-upper arm circumference [ Time Frame: At baseline and 22 months ]
  • Household Food Security Scale [ Time Frame: At baseline and 22 months ]
Same as current
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Food Security and Nutrition in Rural Cambodia
Integration of Small-scale Aquaculture With Homestead Food Production for Improved Household Food Security and Nutrition in Rural Cambodia
The project is a three arm randomized control trial in rural Cambodia designed to evaluate the impact of homestead food production (home gardens) with and without fish ponds versus control on household food security, dietary intake of women and youngest child, biochemical nutritional status of women, and household livelihoods over a 22 month period. Baseline and end line surveys will be conducted that involve questionnaires and a blood sample.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Household Food Security
  • Behavioral: plant-based Homestead Food Production
    The village model farm will be provided with the necessary inputs to establish their farm including saplings seeds etc.
  • Behavioral: Homestead Food Production plus small pond aquaculture
    In the case of the aquaculture arm a pond will be dug if there is not an existing pond and fingerlings and brood stocks will be provided. Hatcheries will be established if there is not one within a reasonable distance of the farms.
  • Behavioral: a comparison group
    No intervention.
  • Experimental: Homestead Food Production plus small pond aquaculture
    Intervention: Behavioral: Homestead Food Production plus small pond aquaculture
  • Active Comparator: plant-based Homestead Food Production
    Intervention: Behavioral: plant-based Homestead Food Production
  • Sham Comparator: Control
    Intervention: Behavioral: a comparison group
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Same as current
August 2014
August 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be represented by a woman.
  • Must fall within the "poor" category in terms of community wealth rankings.
  • Must have access to land (including homestead) for agriculture cultivation.
  • Must have sufficient access to labor to undertake the homestead production activities.
  • Must have a keen interest in participating in this action.
  • Must have a least one child less than five years of age (in 80% of the target households).
  • Have suitable land for pond and preferably own a small pond

In addition village model farm owners will:

  • Have at least 1,200 square meters of land that can be used to establish the model farm;
  • Have some disposable income to invest in the model farm for fencing and land preparation;
  • Be productive, open to new ideas and willing to provide assistance to other households in the village;
  • Be able and willing to maintain the VMF throughout the year;
  • Commit to providing inputs and marketing support to group members at least during the project.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None, only that they don't meet the inclusion criteria
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Senior
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University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia
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Principal Investigator: Tim Green, PhD University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia
November 2016

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