This paper explores the current approaches to increasing dietary diversity and the consumption of animal source foods, and presents evidence that Heifer International's animal donation program is improving household dietary diversity in Rwanda by increasing the consumption of animal source foods. It is found that receiving a dairy cow is correlated with an increase in monthly per person dairy consumption of 9.15 liters and receiving a meat goat is correlated with an increase in monthly per person meat consumption of .20 kilograms. Current research shows that there is room for improvement in the fight against malnutrition.
- Methodology: Propensity Score Matching, Ordinary Least Squares, Poisson
- Investigator(s): Rosemary Rawlins