Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) expands cooperation with Africa to improve food safety
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Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) expands cooperation with Africa to improve food safety

At the beginning of May 2017, Dieter Schillinger, assistant director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya, visited the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin. The two institutes signed a cooperation agreement back in November of last year. ILRI has been investigating diseases of livestock in developing countries for … Continue reading

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One Health to feature at international conference on tropical veterinary medicine

Originally posted on AgHealth:
The holistic concept of ‘One World-One Health’ in disease prevention and control will be among the topics of discussion at the first joint international conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (AITVM) and the Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM) which is scheduled to place on 4-8 September…

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Ugandan project student continues work on multi-resistant Salmonella isolates at German partners’ labs

From August to October 2015, Dickson Ndoboli, an ILRI graduate fellow in the GIZ-funded, ILRI-led Safe Food, Fair Food project, was hosted by project partners at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, to continue his research on antibiotic resistance and plasmid profile analysis of Salmonella strains from Uganda. Resistance to antiinfective drugs can develop naturally in bacteria, … Continue reading

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Safe Food, Fair Food project partners meet in Germany to take stock of achievements and discuss future collaborations

On 14-16 September 2015, the Safe Food, Fair Food project partners held their final synthesis meeting in Berlin, Germany to share and compile the progress on the pilot intervention studies to improve food safety in livestock and fish value chains in sub-Saharan Africa. We also reflected on the overall achievements of the project and constraints … Continue reading

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Hawassa University scientist awarded DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowship to improve milk safety through research in Ethiopia

Dr Kebede Amenu, a lecturer at Hawassa University, has been awarded the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sub-Saharan Africa by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities to post-doctoral researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa to conduct co-operative research within the region, under the guidance of a host research institution. Continue reading

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Flies and pork – a love story

Flies are attracted to meat – especially pork. And they aren’t the only ones to have this craving: Most people in Uganda really like pork – as is evidenced by Uganda’s having the highest pork consumption per person of all East-African countries (FAO, 2011). This relationship spurred a research project in May 2014 run by the PhD candidate, Martin Heilmann, who is himself attracted to insects in general. Thus, our love story comes full circle. The project, which tries to assess the risk of flies as cross-contaminators, was developed by the Institute of Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine at Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health and the BMZ funded “Safe Food, Fair Food” project in Uganda which is led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading

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ILRI/Makerere postdoctoral scientist awarded TWAS-DFG cooperation visit to Germany

Joseph Erume, a researcher at Makerere University, has been awarded a three-month cooperation visit to the Friedrich Loeffler Institute (FLI) in Jena, Germany starting 10 June 2014. Through this visit, he will continue his research work on seroprevalence and molecular characterization of Brucella suis in pigs in central Uganda which he started under the Safe Food, Fair Food and Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development projects. Continue reading