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Free e-version of book on food safety in informal markets in sub-Saharan Africa now available

The book, Food Safety and Informal Markets: Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa, based on ILRI-led research, is now open access. Continue reading

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Healthy foods must be nutritious, safe and fair–But what is good for the rich may be bad for the poor

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Pork joints in Uganda (photo credit: ILRI/Martin Heilmann, Freie Universitaet Berlin). The following excerpts are taken from a guest commentary, Healthy foods must be nutritious, safe and fair, published on the Global Food for Thought blog of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on 10 Apr 2015. The authors are John McDermott,…

Managing the most nutritious, and riskiest, foods in the informal markets of developing countries
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Managing the most nutritious, and riskiest, foods in the informal markets of developing countries

Originally posted on ILRI news:
A Nairobi butcher shop after nightfall (photo credit: Flickr/Hendrik Terbeck). A new book compiling 25 contemporary studies on food safety in Africa’s informal markets offers (surprising) lessons for much of the developing world. In case you missed it, the following excerpts are taken from an opinion piece, What’s eating sub-Saharan Africa?:…

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Local vendors, not supermarkets, are key to Africa’s food security

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A book launched in Nairobi, Kenya, yesterday has lots to say to nutritionists and policymakers and government officials in Africa inclined to view the continent’s many ‘informal’ food markets with dismay. They’re not going away anytime soon, and they’re safer than they look. And they can be made even safer…