A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / East Africa / Food Safety / Germany / ILRI / Pigs / Uganda / zoonotic diseases

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

A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Côte d’Ivoire / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Senegal / Tanzania / Uganda

Ready to test interventions to improve food safety in selected livestock value chains in Africa

From 15-17 April 2014, the Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) project partners came together for their annual progress and planning meeting at the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Ethiopia. The objectives of the meeting were to report back on food safety risk assessment results in four selected livestock value chains and to identify interventions on priority issues identified during these assessments. Continue reading

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Project partners conduct training of pig meat inspectors for safer harvesting in pig value chains in Uganda

The Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) project is promoting food safety in informal markets through the application of risk-based approaches. In Uganda, the project is aligned with work on developing smallholder pig value chains (SPVCD). Assessments conducted in 2012-13 by the International Research Institute (ILRI) and partners showed that the pig industry in Uganda is … Continue reading

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More than 50 Ugandan pig farmers amazed about the life cycle of the pork tapeworm

This week the Ugandan national newspaper Daily Monitor published an article on a two-day training organized by Pig Production and Marketing Ltd Uganda (PPM). In the past, Ugandan farmers who wanted to upgrade their piggery or considered venturing into the business found it hard to access learning materials they could use to develop a piggery. … Continue reading

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

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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

A4NH / Agri-Health / Animal Products / East Africa / Food Safety / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Tanzania / Uganda / zoonotic diseases

International conference in South Africa features work from Safe Food, Fair Food project

From 25 to 29 August 2013, the 14th International Conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (AITVM) was held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Theme of this years’ conference was “The livestock-human-wildlife interface” – Challenges in Animal Health and Production in urban/ peri-urban and extensive farming conservation systems. The GIZ-funded, ILRI-led Safe Food, … Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / East Africa / Food Safety / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Uganda / zoonotic diseases

Documenting disease prevalence in the Uganda pig value chain

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
A disease prevalence survey in Uganda’s Masaka, Mukono and Kamuli districts was recently undertaken by a team of ILRI researchers and postgraduate students from Makerere University. Led by Michel Dione, a post-doctoral fellow with the Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development (SPVCD) project, the activity contributes…

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Safe Food, Fair Food project communication now available in English, French and Portuguese

During our writeshop in November 2012, some of the outputs we finalized were a poster (see below) and a factsheet for a wider dissemination of our project goals and achievements. We took advantage of the linguistic diversity of our group’s participants and the factsheet was translated in Portuguese and French to address the non-Anglophone countries … 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