Agri-Health / AHH / Côte d’Ivoire / Egypt / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Kenya / Mali / Mozambique / Senegal / Tanzania / Uganda

Safe Food, Fair Food: more than 20 project outputs in 2013

In 2013 the partners in the ILRI-led and BMZ-funded project Safe Food Fair Food spent most of their time in the field conducting rapid assessments and baseline surveys in Ethiopia, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda. Nonetheless, a number of publications were finalized. Nine more students from the previous project phase (2008-2011) graduated since the end of … Continue reading

A4NH / Animal Products / Egypt / Fish / Health (human) / LIVESTOCK-FISH

Safety of Egyptian farmed tilapia under scrutiny

A recent analysis showed that the aquaculture value chain in Egypt is mainly based on the production of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and mullet (Mugil cephalus and Liza ramada). The value chain was found to be short with no post-harvest processing (Macfadyen et al. 2011). However, there is a wide spread perception among poor and rich … Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Products / Egypt / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Tanzania / Uganda / Vietnam

Launch of food safety and nutrition assessment in Egypt, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam

Food is one of the most important aspects of life and culture and unsurprisingly there are many beliefs, proverbs and taboos about growing, preparing and eating food. In parts of South Africa young boys should not be given kidneys to eat. In parts of East Africa, children should not be given eggs because it will … Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Products / Egypt / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Tanzania / Uganda / Vietnam

Launching research on benefits of nutrition and risks of food safety of animal source foods in Vietnam

In Vietnam, some people believe you shouldn’t turn the fish over while you are eating it, because it is bad luck and means the boat may turn over when it goes fishing. Food is one of the most important aspects of life and culture and unsurprisingly there are many beliefs, proverbs and taboos about growing, … Continue reading

Agri-Health / East Africa / Egypt / Food Safety / Tanzania

Rapid integrated assessment of the dairy value chain in Tanzania

Although animal source foods provide important sources of energy, micro and macro nutrients they may introduce risks of food-borne disease. The dairy value chain supports the livelihoods of millions of rural and urban poor, for whom, the dairy value chain can act as a pathway out of poverty. In Africa, food-borne diseases are considered as … Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Products / Egypt / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Tanzania / Uganda / Vietnam

ICARDA-ILRI training on tools for rapid assessment of sheep and goat value chains in Ethiopia

Throughout most of November, Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) was involved in the training sessions for the multi-partner, rapid integrated assessment of small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia. ILRI consultant Tamsin Dewé was joined by national colleagues from Oromia Agricultural Research Institute (OARI), Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute (ARARI) and Mekelle Agricultural Research Centre, as … Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Products / Egypt / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Tanzania / Uganda / Vietnam

Rapid food safety risk assessment of the Egyptian aquaculture value chain

Considered the leader in aquaculture in Africa, Egypt produced a staggering 986,820 tonnes of farmed fish in 2011, around three times as much as it produced 10 years earlier. Almost all that fish is consumed within the country, meaning that aquaculture now produces around two-thirds of the fish eaten in Egypt. Postharvest losses are reported … Continue reading