Nepal’s burden of malnutrition and the dominance of agricultural livelihoods highlight the importance of understanding the pathways from agricultural production to nutritional outcomes and employing interventions that incorporate food production and consumption. A need for improved understanding of such pathways and the impacts of nutrition-sensitive interventions has encouraged related research initiatives in Nepal. Agriculture research has often been conducted separately from nutrition research, despite the inherent relationship between agriculture and nutrition in rural Nepal’s food-producing households and increasing recognition that agricultural production directly influences food Continue reading →
Despite the internationally accepted recommendation that eating a diversity of foods leads to a healthy diet, and is associated with positive health outcomes such as reduced mortality, little information exists on what factors influence dietary diversity among women of reproductive age in Agago district. The objective of this study is to determine dietary diversity among women of reproductive age (15-49 years) in Agago district.
Infant and young child feeding has been known to compromise the health of children among which complementary feeding plays a major part. Even communities that have performed adequately in breast feeding have had their efforts undermined by complementary feeding hence causing malnutrition among their children. This study was conducted with the aim of finding out factors that are associated with complementary feeding among the children in Pader district.
This thesis presents findings of a study that sought to understand determinants of nutritional outcomes of children below five years of age in Uganda. Understanding these determinants was vital because in the Ugandan situation, most of the determinants are not ade8uately understood. Even for those that are known, the magnitude of their impact and or the relative strengths of their impact on nutritional outcomes across regions is not well known.