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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

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

More than 50 Ugandan pig farmers amazed about the life cycle of the pork tapeworm

This week the Ugandan national newspaper Daily Monitor published an article on a two-day training organized by Pig Production and Marketing Ltd Uganda (PPM). In the past, Ugandan farmers who wanted to upgrade their piggery or considered venturing into the business found it hard to access learning materials they could use to develop a piggery. … 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

A4NH / East Africa / Food Safety / ILRI

Kenyan bioinformatics student awarded fellowship for Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program

George Tinega, a Kenyan bioinformatics and molecular biology graduate student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, has been selected as a 2013 Fellow for the Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP) of the Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellows Program. The Borlaug LEAP Fellowship honours Nobel Laureate Norman E. … Continue reading


ILRI postgraduates attend training in participatory risk assessment in Japan

From 3 to 12 September 2012, four graduate fellows attached to the Nairobi-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) participated in a course at Rakuno Gakuen University (RGU) in Ebetsu, Japan. The course focused on food safety risk assessment in informal markets in developing countries and used a mixture of lecture and hands-on training. Following an introduction on … Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / Animal Products / Food Safety / Gender / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Uganda

Pigs as a living bank account in rural Uganda

Sarah is a married mother of eight children living in a village near Kamuli, Uganda. She regularly attended training classes held by the non-profit organisation Volunteer Efforts for Development Concerns (VEDCO) before applying to receive Large White breed pigs. She met the requirements of already having a house with a separate kitchen. She also had … Continue reading