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Raising Chickens for Increased Egg Consumption in a Rural Highland Bolivian Population

In highland Bolivia, a three-year nutrition-sensitive agricultural intervention was carried out with rural families in which chicken rearing was promoted in order to increase egg consumption. This article reports on the impact of the intervention on participants’ diets. The study found that despite the increased consumption of eggs, intake of most nutrients did not change, and further increased consumption of eggs per day would be required to produce observable average increases in nutrient intake.

Bert, P., Cossio, H.A. Food Security. (December 2017) Vol. 9 No. 6, pp. 1329–1341.