A4NH / Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Dairying / East Africa / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / Pigs / Tanzania / Uganda / zoonotic diseases

Safe Food, Fair Food project research presented at tropical veterinary medicine conference

Research from the Safe Food, Fair Food project featured during the first joint conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine held in Berlin, Germany on 4-8 September 2016. Continue reading

A4NH / AHH / Dairying / East Africa / Food Safety / ILRI / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Safe Food, Fair Food project trains Tanzanian students and lab technicians on milk quality testing

Four university students and three laboratory technicians from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi, Tanzania successfully completed a week-long training workshop on microbiological assessment of milk quality and safety. Continue reading

A4NH / AHH / East Africa / Food Safety / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Uganda

Safe Food, Fair Food work on Uganda pig value chains receives best poster award at conference in Côte d’Ivoire

In early October 2013, several Safe Food, Fair Food project team members presented elements of the rapid integrated assessment on food safety and nutrition at the Africa 2013 Ecohealth Conference in Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire. They were part of a wider team from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) who gave 20 oral presentations during … Continue reading

Health (human)

ILRI project poster wins top prize at international ecohealth conference

Originally posted on AgHealth:
A poster based on research led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) towards improving productivity and food safety in smallholder pig value chains in Uganda won the Best Poster award at the Africa 2013 EcoHealth Conference held in Côte d’Ivoire on 1-5 October 2013. The poster, Assessment of knowledge, attitudes…

A4NH / East Africa / Food Safety / ILRI

Kenyan bioinformatics student awarded fellowship for Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program

George Tinega, a Kenyan bioinformatics and molecular biology graduate student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, has been selected as a 2013 Fellow for the Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP) of the Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellows Program. The Borlaug LEAP Fellowship honours Nobel Laureate Norman E. … Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI

Safe Food, Fair Food study in Ethiopia calls for better quality control along the milk value chain

Recently published research by the Safe Food, Fair Food project calls for improved quality control and proper handling of milk sold in informal markets in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. The study by Fanta Desissa and others, which was published on 2 August 2012 in the African Journal of Microbiology Research, showed that informally marketed milk in … Continue reading

A4NH / Food Safety / ILRI / Uganda

Safe Food, Fair Food project presents preliminary findings on survey in Kampala pig abattoir

Wambizzi Cooperative Society Limited is a Ugandan piggery cooperative that was founded in 1971 and currently runs the only registered pig abattoir in Kampala. Following an invitation by the management of the cooperative to visit the abattoir, the Safe Food, Fair Food project conducted a qualitative survey on slaughter hygiene in early August 2012. On … Continue reading

A4NH / Food Safety / Health (human) / Uganda

In the news: Most pork in Kampala is unsafe, say health experts

An article in Uganda’s Daily Monitor newspaper (6 June 2012) reports that a senior veterinary officer with the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has warned that most of the pork on sale in Kampala is prepared unhygienically and, thus, is unfit for human consumption.      Another article in Uganda’s Red Pepper (a more popular paper) … Continue reading

A4NH / Food Safety

Safe Food, Fair Food project develops strategy for engagement with regional economic communities

On 28-29 May 2012, Safe Food, Fair Food 2 held a workshop that brought together eight participants at the Nairobi campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) to develop an Outcome Mapping strategy for the project. Present at the workshop were project partners from Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques in Côte d’Ivoire, Free University of Berlin, the … Continue reading

A4NH / Food Safety / ILRI

Second phase of the Safe Food, Fair Food project gets underway

On 12–13 April 2012, the Nairobi campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) hosted an inception meeting for the BMZ/GIZ-funded, ILRI-led Safe Food, Fair Food project to develop action plans for the second 3-year phase of the project to build on previous work from 2008-11. Present at the inception meeting were project partners from … Continue reading