The promotion of livestock production is widely believed to support enhanced diet quality and child nutrition, but the empirical evidence for this causal linkage remains narrow and ambiguous. This study examines whether adoption of improved dairy cow breeds is linked to farm-level outcomes that translate into household-level benefits including improved child nutrition outcomes in Uganda.
Ugandan women with higher dietary diversity scores are more likely to belong to higher than lower BMI quantiles: findings from rural north and southwest Uganda
This poster examines dietary diversity scores and BMI quantiles in northern and southwestern Ugandan districts. Presented at the 5th Annual Scientific Symposium.
This poster examines links between cattle ownership and malaria/anemia in Ugandan children. Presented at ICN 2017.
This poster draws connections between sanitation and malnutrition in Uganda using data from over 3,000 household surveys. Presented at ICN 2017.
Presentation given by Drs. Jeff Griffiths and Nassul Kabunga for USAID in Washington DC, March 15, 2015
Africa Day: Effectiveness of integrated Agriculture, health livelihood and nutrition interventions to improve maternal and child nutrition and health in rural Uganda: A birth cohort study
This poster presentation was featured at the Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security in Kampala Uganda on Oct. 28-30, 2015.
Can Smallholder Fruit and Vegetable Production Systems Improve Household Food Security and Nutritional Status of Women?
This paper aims to empirically infer potential causal linkages between fruit and vegetable (F&V) production, individual F&V intake, household food security, and anemia levels for individual women caregivers of childbearing age. Using a unique and rich data set recently collected from rural smallholder Ugandan households, we show that the use of a qualitative tool to measure household food insecurity is robust and applicable in other contexts.
Presentation on the benefits of Improved Dairy Cows.
While tissue culture (TC) technology for vegetative plant propagation is gradually gaining in importance in Africa, rigorous assessment of broader welfare effects for adopting smallholder farm households is lacking. Using survey data and accounting for selection bias in technology adoption, we analyze the impact of TC banana technology on household income and food security in Kenya. To assess food security outcomes, we employ the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS) – a tool that has not been used for impact assessment before.