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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
A4NH / Africa / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Products / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / zoonotic diseases

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?:…

A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Products / East Africa / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Uganda / zoonotic diseases

New biogas plant improves waste management in Kampala pig abattoir

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Danilo Pezo of ILRI engages project staff and partners at the handover of a biogas plant at Wambizzi (photo credit: ILRI/Brian Kawuma). Wambizzi, the only pig abattoir in Uganda is located in Nalukolongo, west of Kampala city and handles up to 150 pigs a day. It…

A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / East Africa / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Uganda

Biogas production takes off at Wambizzi abattoir in Kampala

Generating biogas from organic waste could provide two important benefits addressing public health challenges: it can generate clean power (methane for cooking and electricity) as well as reduce the pathogen burden at the slaughter house premises leading to less cross-contamination and rendering slaughter waste into a product safe to use as fertilizer or even animal feeds. Continue reading

A4NH / Africa / Agri-Health / AHH / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI

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…

Despite contamination concerns, Africa must embrace ‘wet markets’ as key to food security
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Despite contamination concerns, Africa must embrace ‘wet markets’ as key to food security

Originally posted on ILRI news:
At the Xipamamime traditional market, in Maputo, trader Augusta Thomas sells chickens (photo credit: ILRI/Mann). A new compilation of 25 studies in Africa finds that informal markets provide essential sources of food and income for millions of poor, with milk and meat that is often safer than supermarkets. Misguided efforts to…

A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Products / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Germany / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Small Ruminants / zoonotic diseases

Hawassa University scientist awarded DAAD Postdoctoral Fellowship to improve milk safety through research in Ethiopia

Dr Kebede Amenu, a lecturer at Hawassa University, has been awarded the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sub-Saharan Africa by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities to post-doctoral researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa to conduct co-operative research within the region, under the guidance of a host research institution. Continue reading