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Does livestock ownership affect animal-based foods consumption and child nutritional status?

14 February 2016

Case of Uganda

There is a positive correlation between promotion of (small) livestock ownership and human nutrition especially that of children in rural Uganda. This was a finding of research conducted by World Bank which sought to investigate the relationship between ownership of various livestock species and consumption of animal source foods to improve nutritional status of children.  In Uganda, like in many developing countries, consumption of animal source foods among the poor is still very low. Although these findings are encouraging, the reports recommends further research to determine more succinctly the direction and magnitude of the positive effects.



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