Fathers’ nutrition knowledge is associated with household’s, women’s, and child’s dietary diversity in the Agriculture to Nutrition Study in Ethiopia.

In an effort to address undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies among women and children in rural areas of developing countries, nutrition-sensitive agriculture (NSA) projects focus on women as a medium to effect positive nutritional outcomes. These projects have focused on women’s empowerment through enabling a broader decision-making environment. Women’s empowerment, however, cannot be achieved without equitable contribution from men, especially in their role as fathers (Engle, 1997). However, very few studies focus on the impact of paternal factors on household dietary outcomes. In this Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU) study, we explore the associations between father’s knowledge on household’s, child’s, and women’s dietary diversit