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Improved Dairy Cows in Uganda: Pathways to Poverty Alleviation and Improved Child Nutrition

This study uses a nationally representative sample of Ugandan households to rigorously examine how adoption of improved dairy cow breeds impacts enterprise, household, and individual child nutrition outcomes. The study finds that adopting improved dairy cows significantly increases milk productivity, milk commercialization, and food expenditure. Consequently, adoption substantially reduced household poverty and stunting for children under the age of five.