Reducing Anemia Prevalence in Afghanistan: Socioeconomic Correlates and the Particular Role of Agricultural Assets

This research examines correlations between socioeconomic status of women, anemia prevalence, and potential sources of iron in household diets in Afghanistan. It also explores whether ownership of agricultural assets (particularly livestock) and their use in food production have a role in alleviating anemia, especially where local markets may be inadequate. The analysis suggests that there is a link between ownership and home consumption of sheep and lower risk for anemia.

Flores-Martinez, A., Zanello, G., Shankar, B., & Poole, N. PLOS ONE (June 2016). Vol.11.No.6.