This trial has been completed.

Condition household food security
Treatments plant-based homestead food production, homestead food production plus small pond aquaculture, a comparison group
Sponsor University of British Columbia
Start date June 2012
End date August 2014
Trial size 900 participants
Trial identifier NCT01593423, H12-00451


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.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
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.
(Active Comparator)
plant-based homestead food production
The village model farm will be provided with the necessary inputs to establish their farm including saplings seeds etc.
(Sham Comparator)
a comparison group
No intervention.

Primary Outcomes

Change from Baseline in nutritionally related biochemical measures at 22 months
time frame: At baseline and 22 months

Secondary Outcomes

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

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

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

Additional Information

Official title Integration of Small-scale Aquaculture With Homestead Food Production for Improved Household Food Security and Nutrition in Rural Cambodia
Principal investigator Tim Green, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of British Columbia.