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New World Bank report says food-borne illnesses cost US$ 110 billion per year in low- and middle-income countries

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Rinsing fresh fish in Accra, Ghana (photo credit: ILRI/Kennedy Bomfeh). A new World Bank study finds that the impact of unsafe food costs low- and middle-income economies about US$ 110 billion in lost productivity and medical expenses each year. Yet a large proportion of these costs could be avoided by adopting…

Evidence, Interventions and Impact: Building Informal Market Food Safety Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Evidence, Interventions and Impact: Building Informal Market Food Safety Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Written by Janet M. Hodur, Communication Specialist CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health Food systems are evolving rapidly throughout low and middle-income countries, and value chains are becoming longer in the process. Foodborne disease risks occur along these increasingly complex value chains, while consumer demand for safe food is growing. In areas such as sub-Saharan … Continue reading

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Agrilinks hosts month-long focus on food safety

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Fish market in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (photo credit: WorldFish/Jamie Oliver). Agrilinks is an online community for food security and agricultural development practitioners. During the month of March 2018, Agrilinks shines the spotlight on the topic of food safety, with a series of feature articles and resources by food safety experts on…

Workshop with German Partners to Mobilize Resources for Joint Research to Improve Animal and Human Health
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Workshop with German Partners to Mobilize Resources for Joint Research to Improve Animal and Human Health

Collaboration between the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and German partners dates back to the early days of ILRI’s predecessors: the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD) and the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA). Since the 1980s, this joint research has focused on the control of trypanosomiasis in livestock (including camels) across … Continue reading

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Safe Food, Fair Food project research presented at tropical veterinary medicine conference

Research from the Safe Food, Fair Food project featured during the first joint conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine held in Berlin, Germany on 4-8 September 2016. Continue reading

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Research on local technologies to improve dairy hygiene in Côte d’Ivoire presented at international conference

Sylvain Traoré, a postdoctoral scientist at Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques in Côte d’Ivoire, presented his research on local dairy fermentation technologies at the European Food Safety Authority Second Scientific Conference. 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