Milk Matters in Karamoja: Milk in Children’s Diets and Household LivelihoodsBy Emily Mitchard, Elizabeth Stites October 2011
A study on the impact of decline in access to and availability of animal milk at the household level in the Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda. It has had the greatest impact on the diets and nutrition of young children, in addition to livelihoods, food security, and the nature of market exchanges.
Three over-arching questions informed the conceptual framework, study design, data collection, and analysis for Milk Matters-Karamoja: How have the amount and sources of milk coming into households changed? How has what households do with available milk changed? What are the impacts of these changes on child nutrition and household livelihoods? A team from FIC collected data in September 2010 and February 2011 in six sub-counties split across the three livelihood zones in the region: pastoral, agro-pastoral and agricultural.