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 / AHH / Food Safety / ILRI / Mozambique / Southern Africa

Safe and fair poultry in Mozambique

Contributed by Saskia Hendrickx On 29 November 2013, ILRI Mozambique hosted a one-day meeting in Maputo to present the results of the study “Pre-requisites for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points in small-scale poultry production and processing in Maputo, Mozambique” by Anabela dos Muchangos (Safe Food, Fair Food 2008-2011); discuss the recommendations of the study and … 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

A4NH / Agri-Health / Animal Products / East Africa / Food Safety / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Tanzania / Uganda / zoonotic diseases

International conference in South Africa features work from Safe Food, Fair Food project

From 25 to 29 August 2013, the 14th International Conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (AITVM) was held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Theme of this years’ conference was “The livestock-human-wildlife interface” – Challenges in Animal Health and Production in urban/ peri-urban and extensive farming conservation systems. The GIZ-funded, ILRI-led Safe Food, … Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / East Africa / Food Safety / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Uganda / zoonotic diseases

Documenting disease prevalence in the Uganda pig value chain

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
A disease prevalence survey in Uganda’s Masaka, Mukono and Kamuli districts was recently undertaken by a team of ILRI researchers and postgraduate students from Makerere University. Led by Michel Dione, a post-doctoral fellow with the Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development (SPVCD) project, the activity contributes…

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…

A4NH / Animal Products / Egypt / Fish / Health (human) / LIVESTOCK-FISH

Safety of Egyptian farmed tilapia under scrutiny

A recent analysis showed that the aquaculture value chain in Egypt is mainly based on the production of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and mullet (Mugil cephalus and Liza ramada). The value chain was found to be short with no post-harvest processing (Macfadyen et al. 2011). However, there is a wide spread perception among poor and rich … 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…

Agri-Health / Animal Products / Côte d’Ivoire / Countries / Dairying / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI / Kenya / Mali / Regions / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Uganda / West Africa / zoonotic diseases

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

Agri-Health / Animal Products / Egypt / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Tanzania / Uganda / Vietnam

Launch of food safety and nutrition assessment in Egypt, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam

Food is one of the most important aspects of life and culture and unsurprisingly there are many beliefs, proverbs and taboos about growing, preparing and eating food. In parts of South Africa young boys should not be given kidneys to eat. In parts of East Africa, children should not be given eggs because it will … Continue reading