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