Human nutrition and livestock

Challenge

Animal-sourced foods have hugely underused potential to improve the diets of the poorest, particularly during the first 1,000 days of life, but evidence of the effectiveness and potential for scaling up livestock interventions for nutrition outcomes is lacking.

Impact

Public and private sectors invest in and adopt the most successful approaches for enhancing livestock-mediated nutritional impacts leading to improved nutrition and dietary diversity in poor livestock-keeping households and their communities as well as poor consumers.

Solution

By generating better evidence of the impact pathways from the production of, and access to, animal-source foods and using it to develop institutional arrangements and behavioural approaches, designed and tested with a focus on pregnant and lactating women, children under five years and adolescent women.