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 / 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

Health (human) / Uganda

ILRI launches pig value chain assessment (VCA) work in Uganda

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Group photo of the workshop participants On Monday 19th November, the Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development (SPVCD) in Uganda project held a Workshop in Masaka (Uganda) to launch the Value Chain Assessment work in the district. The workshop participants included, local authorities, technical staff of…

A4NH / Agri-Health / Animal Products / Food Safety / Gender / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Uganda

Pigs as a living bank account in rural Uganda

Sarah is a married mother of eight children living in a village near Kamuli, Uganda. She regularly attended training classes held by the non-profit organisation Volunteer Efforts for Development Concerns (VEDCO) before applying to receive Large White breed pigs. She met the requirements of already having a house with a separate kitchen. She also had … 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

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

A4NH / Food Safety / Health (human) / Uganda

In the news: Most pork in Kampala is unsafe, say health experts

An article in Uganda’s Daily Monitor newspaper (6 June 2012) reports that a senior veterinary officer with the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has warned that most of the pork on sale in Kampala is prepared unhygienically and, thus, is unfit for human consumption.      Another article in Uganda’s Red Pepper (a more popular paper) … Continue reading