Chicken Management Practices and Exposure to Contamination in Ethiopia: A Mixed-Methods Approach

  • There is conflicting evidence regarding whether livestock ownership is beneficial or harmful for child nutrition in low-income settings, due to tradeoffs between improved diet quality and potential for increased exposure to contamination (1, 2)
  • ¬†Through a mixed-methods approach, we sought to describe the relationship between chicken management practices and exposure to contamination as part of the Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU) cluster-randomized trial in Ethiopiawith the following study objectives:
  1.  Understand how the interactions between children, caregivers, chickens,
    and their environment may lead to exposure to contamination
  2. Investigate the values and beliefs underlying the adoption of current
    chicken management practices by households