Improving village poultry production has been linked to improving nutritional outcomes, particularly with the consumption of eggs.[v] An average egg contains 315 kJ of energy, six grams of protein and 11 different vitamins and essential nutrients including vitamins A, B12, E, K, and choline and iron. A recent study conducted in Ecuador found that the consumption of one egg a day during complementary feeding stages reduces childhood stunting and improves the growth in young children considered stunted.[vi]
To assist in combating the prevalence of childhood stunting, KYEEMA works with communities to improve village poultry production, enabling households to consume high-quality, healthy and nutritious protein from chickens and eggs. We will continue to work with communities to create food systems that enable households to consume nutritious protein and combat childhood stunting.
[i] (UNICEF, 2017)
[ii] (Pelletier & Frongillo, 2003)
[iii] (Martorell, et al., 1994)
[iv] (Spurr, et al., 1977)
[v] (Ruxton, et al., 2010)
[vi] (Iannotti L.L, et al., 2017)