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.

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.

Workshop with German Partners to Mobilize Resources for Joint Research to Improve Animal and Human Health

Collaboration between the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and German partners dates back to the early days of ILRI's predecessors: the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD) and the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA).