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 / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Products / East Africa / Food Safety / Germany / Health (human) / Pigs / Uganda / zoonotic diseases

Flies and pork – a love story

Flies are attracted to meat – especially pork. And they aren’t the only ones to have this craving: Most people in Uganda really like pork – as is evidenced by Uganda’s having the highest pork consumption per person of all East-African countries (FAO, 2011). This relationship spurred a research project in May 2014 run by the PhD candidate, Martin Heilmann, who is himself attracted to insects in general. Thus, our love story comes full circle. The project, which tries to assess the risk of flies as cross-contaminators, was developed by the Institute of Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine at Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health and the BMZ funded “Safe Food, Fair Food” project in Uganda which is led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading

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

Safe Food, Fair Food at Tropentag 2014

Tropentag is a major annual conference on tropical agriculture in Central Europe. This year, to mark 40 years of international livestock research, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) held a side event at the conference to showcase its work. A poster on the Safe Food, Fair Food project was presented during a special ILRI poster … Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Côte d’Ivoire / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Senegal / Tanzania / Uganda

Ready to test interventions to improve food safety in selected livestock value chains in Africa

From 15-17 April 2014, the Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) project partners came together for their annual progress and planning meeting at the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Ethiopia. The objectives of the meeting were to report back on food safety risk assessment results in four selected livestock value chains and to identify interventions on priority issues identified during these assessments. Continue reading

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

Project partners conduct training of pig meat inspectors for safer harvesting in pig value chains in Uganda

The Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) project is promoting food safety in informal markets through the application of risk-based approaches. In Uganda, the project is aligned with work on developing smallholder pig value chains (SPVCD). Assessments conducted in 2012-13 by the International Research Institute (ILRI) and partners showed that the pig industry in Uganda is … Continue reading

Agri-Health / AHH / Côte d’Ivoire / Egypt / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Kenya / Mali / Mozambique / Senegal / Tanzania / Uganda

Safe Food, Fair Food: more than 20 project outputs in 2013

In 2013 the partners in the ILRI-led and BMZ-funded project Safe Food Fair Food spent most of their time in the field conducting rapid assessments and baseline surveys in Ethiopia, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda. Nonetheless, a number of publications were finalized. Nine more students from the previous project phase (2008-2011) graduated since the end of … Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Products / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Germany / Health (human) / LIVESTOCK-FISH / zoonotic diseases

German partners conduct hands-on training of meat inspectors from across Ethiopia for safe harvesting in the small ruminant value chain

A 5-day training entitled “Hands-On Training on Harvesting in the Small Ruminant Value Chain in Ethiopia” was conducted to 23 meat inspection veterinarians and meat inspectors from different regions of Ethiopia, including Tigray, Borena, Oromia, Amhara, Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa. The training was conducted by our German partners and advisors from the Faculty of Veterinary … Continue reading