Does Village Chicken-Keeping Contribute to Young Children's Diets and Growth? A Longitudinal Observational Study in Rural Tanzania
Julia de Bruyn, Peter C Thomson, Ian Darnton-Hill, Brigitte Bagnol, Wende Maulaga, Robyn G Alders
NUTRIENTS | MDPI | Published : 2018
There is substantial current interest in linkages between livestock-keeping and human nutrition in resource-poor settings. These may include benefits of improved diet quality, through animal-source food consumption and nutritious food purchases using livestock-derived income, and hazards of infectious disease or environmental enteric dysfunction associated with exposure to livestock feces. Particular concerns center on free-roaming chickens, given their proximity to children in rural settings, but findings to date have been inconclusive. This longitudinal study of 503 households with a child under 24 months at enrolment was conducted in villages of Manyoni District, Tanzania between May 2014..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
This study was funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR; project FSC/2012/023). Financial support for open-access publication was provided by the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom.