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

Agri-Health / Animal Products / Côte d’Ivoire / Countries / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / Kenya / Mali / Regions / Southern Africa / Tanzania / West Africa

Safe Food Fair Food writeshop

Hosted by the colleagues from the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques (CSRS), a 10-member team from East, West and Southern Africa came to Grand Bassam near Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire for a writeshop from 5 to 9 November 2012. The main objective of the writeshop was to review and finalize a series of publications that are … Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / Animal Products / Dairying / East Africa / Food Safety / Germany / Health (human) / ILRI / Tanzania

BfR joins scoping tour in Tanzania and Kenya

From 24-29 September 2012, Juliane Bräunig and Alexandra Fetsch, two German scientists from the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, both members of the Safe Food Fair Food project team joined a meeting with four Irish experts on dairy and ILRI scientists hosted by the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, Tanzania and ILRI, Nairobi, … Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Safety / ILRI / Mali / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Uganda / West Africa

Safe Food Fair Food – July 2012 update

Congratulations to Professor Tano-Debrah and his students in Ghana (SFFF1): Kennedy Bomfeh in Ghana was awarded his M.Phil. in Food Science in July 2012 and Joy Appiah has just submitted his thesis. The soft copies will soon be posted in our ILRI repository. Ethiopia: In July and early August, Dr Girma Zewde participated in two … Continue reading