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

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

ICARDA-ILRI training on tools for rapid assessment of sheep and goat value chains in Ethiopia

Throughout most of November, Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) was involved in the training sessions for the multi-partner, rapid integrated assessment of small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia. ILRI consultant Tamsin Dewé was joined by national colleagues from Oromia Agricultural Research Institute (OARI), Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute (ARARI) and Mekelle Agricultural Research Centre, as … Continue reading

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

Rapid food safety risk assessment of the Egyptian aquaculture value chain

Considered the leader in aquaculture in Africa, Egypt produced a staggering 986,820 tonnes of farmed fish in 2011, around three times as much as it produced 10 years earlier. Almost all that fish is consumed within the country, meaning that aquaculture now produces around two-thirds of the fish eaten in Egypt. Postharvest losses are reported … Continue reading

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

Safe Food, Fair Food study in Ethiopia calls for better quality control along the milk value chain

Recently published research by the Safe Food, Fair Food project calls for improved quality control and proper handling of milk sold in informal markets in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. The study by Fanta Desissa and others, which was published on 2 August 2012 in the African Journal of Microbiology Research, showed that informally marketed milk in … Continue reading

A4NH / Dairying / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Safety / Health (human) / ILRI

Safe Food Fair Food at Tropentag 2012

On 19-21 September 2012, the annual Tropentag conference was held in Göttingen, Germany. The Safe Food Fair Food project was represented by a poster titled Raw milk consumption behaviour and assessment of its risk factors among dairy producers in urban and peri urban areas of Debre-Zeit, Ethiopia: Implication for public health (by Fanta Desissa and Delia Grace; presented … Continue reading