Session 2. Grace - Nutrition Outcomes and ASF Value Chains
Investigation of the relationshipbetween livestock value chains andnutritional status of women andchildren: a pilot study in KenyaA4NH Component 1: Enhancing Nutritionin Value Chains
The paradoxAgricultural interventions Nutrition outcomesFood interventions Nutrition outcomes
The questions Are livestock keepers, livestock eaters? How much do different ASF contribute to diets? Who gainsnutrition benefits and bears health risks? Are there health risks associated with dietarytransition/excessive consumption? What are the major constraints to ASF availability? How do consumers perceive quality & safety? How do culture & gender influence pathogen exposure &nutritional benefits? Are there trade offs between food safety and nutritionalquality? Are there trade offs between food and feed? How does VC development influence safety & quality?
HypothesisThere is an association between consumers’access to and use of different food sources, inparticular livestock value chains, and theirnutritional status
Objectives– To evaluate nutritional status, dietary adequacy anddietary diversity of women and children.– To assess consumer behaviour, preferences, choices andconsumption patterns.– To investigate associations between nutritionalindicators, and the different types or clusters of livestockvalue chains used by these consumers.– To describe determinants of the livestock value chainsassociated with poor nutritional status.– To determine how animal source foods might help ensuredietary adequacy by use of linear programming analysis.– To develop a major research proposal on leveraging animalsource foods for nutrition based on the findings andrecommendations of the research.
Methods- 200 household survey in poor areas of Nairobi- Assess nutritional status of:- Children between 1 and 3 years old- Mother- Nutritional indicators:- Anthropometric measurement- Dietary assessment (Diet recall 24h)- Haemoglobin measurement
Methods II- Assess livestock value chains used:- Household products used: Type, origin, access,affordability, temporal changes and other factors- Livestock value chain analysis (Data obtained from anotherproject – Urban Zoonosis project)
Plan- Post-doc full time (start August/September)- Household Survey in October – February : 3 numerators will behired for 3 month 2 teams of 2 persons for data collection- Value chain analysis: Preliminary results expected beginning ofJanuaryExtra funding secured:- LCIRAH- ILRI (Nutrition and Health component)