Development from Below

Transformation of Village-Based Nutrition Projects to a National Family Nutrition Program in Indonesia
  • Jon Eliot Rohde
  • Lukas Hendrata


Although many agencies around the world have devised successful pilot projects in nutrition, relatively few of them have seen these projects transformed into national programs. Costs are too high, technologies are not readily universalized, key personalities provide motivation and management that cannot be expanded on a broad scale, and communities tend to view their role as one of recipients of food (a view shared by many politicians and health professionals). These and other factors affecting replication and expansion of pilot projects to a national scale have provided nutrition and development planners with few experiences on which to base strategies and plans for nutrition.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jon Eliot Rohde
    • 1
  • Lukas Hendrata
    • 2
  1. 1.Gadjah Mada UniversityYogyakartaIndonesia
  2. 2.Yayasan Indonesia SejahteraJakartaIndonesia

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