News from Flagship Three: Food Safety

Food safety is moving rapidly up the development agenda as major new studies reveal its severely under-estimated importance. Foodborne disease is responsible for an enormous health burden and negative livelihood, nutritional, and economic impacts. There is an urgent need for technical and institutional solutions to food safety challenges, and broader policy research is expected to have influenced tens of millions of consumers, millions of farmers, and thousands of market agents working in priority countries in Africa and Asia.

 

To learn more about A4NH's work on Food Safety, please visit the Food Safety Flagship page.

 

Below are news stories, blog posts, and other information that help inform research and progress in this area.

‘Is My Food Safe?’ – The State of Current Research on Food Safety

“Is my food safe?” This question voices a fundamental consumer concern – regardless of where they live, what their income level is, or where they purchase their food. The demand for information on food safety, meanwhile, grows louder particularly among consumers in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) as they move towards cities and away from >> Read more

Markets in Vietnam: A Snapshot of Transforming Food Systems

As part of our recent meetings in Vietnam, the A4NH team had the opportunity to visit three different markets in Hanoi: a traditional wet market, a smaller neighborhood market, and a supermarket. What we saw and learned during those visits provided insights into what challenges arise as a food system transforms.

Adding Value: Supporting Pastoralist Women’s Traditional Dairy Processing in Ethiopia

It is 10 am on a Friday in Dubuluk, a small town in Borana region 630 km from Addis Ababa. As they do every Friday, a group of women congregate on the side of the big livestock market, sitting with their gorfa, pear-shaped traditional milk containers made of weaved plant fibers, and selling “ititu,” traditional >> Read more

Aflasafe Pilot Shows Potential for Public-Private Partnerships in Fighting Aflatoxins

Aflatoxins, produced by molds that widely contaminate foods and feeds, are one of many “silent” threats in Africa and around the world, affecting health, income, and livelihoods of approximately 4.5 billion people in developing countries.