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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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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

A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Food Safety / Senegal / West Africa / zoonotic diseases

Safe Food, Fair Food team in Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal complete field data collection in small ruminant value chains

Due to the crisis in Mali, the rapid risk assessment on animal health and food safety in the small ruminant value chains which we initially planned to start in March 2013 in Mali, finally started in Senegal in June 2013. Scientists participating in this rapid risk assessment included Professor Bassirou Bonfoh, epidemiologist; Dr Dao Daouda, economist; … Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Products / Côte d’Ivoire / Dairying / Food Safety / ILRI / West Africa / zoonotic diseases

International conference features risk assessment of raw milk consumption in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Sale of raw milk at Port-Bouët market in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (photo credit: ILRI/Sylvie Mireille Kouamé-Sina). Every day, some 652 consumers of raw milk in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire are exposed to the risk of gastro-intestinal infection caused by harmful milk-borne bacteria, a study has shown. The study was done under the…

Agri-Health / Animal Products / Côte d’Ivoire / East Africa / Food Safety / Health (human) / Southern Africa / West Africa / zoonotic diseases

1st African Regional Conference of the International Association on Ecology and Health

Don’t miss the first-ever joint conference dedicated to improve public health and ecology from 1 to 5 October 2013 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire! It is co-organized by Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS), Safe Food, Fair Food project partner in West Africa. The objective of this meeting is to contribute to the … Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Products / East Africa / Food Safety / Health (human) / Southern Africa / West Africa / zoonotic diseases

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Maasai father and son tend to their cattle in their paddock in Kitengela, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). Brucellosis, also referred to as undulant fever, is a highly contagious zoonotic disease caused by the microorganism Brucella which infects multiple animal species including cattle, sheep, pigs, small ruminants, camels, water buffaloes and yaks. Brucellosis affects…

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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