Poultry egg production and utilitization among women participating in the Nutrition Links Project in a rural district in Ghana
This event is part of the Webinar Series: "Agriculture-Nutrition-Health linkages: Research in the African context" produced by ANH Academy and African Nutrition Society.
The Upper Manya Krobo District (UMKD) is an underserved rural district in the Eastern Region of Ghana with high rates of anemia (66%) and stunting (17%) among young children under 5 years of age and women of child-bearing age (48% are anemic). Poor nutrition contributes to about one-third of child mortality, diminishes cognitive development, and is a major cause of maternal mortality and poor birth outcomes. Agriculture-nutrition interventions have been identified to help address these challenges. The Nutrition Links is a 5-year integrated agriculture-nutrition project that aimed to improve nutrition and well-being of vulnerable populations in UMKD. The project included a small cluster randomized controlled trial that strengthened capacity in home gardenig, health care, nutrition education and poultry.