Evidence, Interventions and Impact: Building Informal Market Food Safety Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Food systems are evolving rapidly throughout low and middle-income countries, and value chains are becoming longer in the process. Foodborne disease risks occur along these increasingly complex value chains, while consumer demand for safe food is growing. In areas such as sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 70 percent of food comes from traditional, informal markets, how can researchers >> Read more

A4NH Releases Vietnam Food System Policy Baseline Report

Food systems, that is, the full set of processes, activities, infrastructure, and environment that encompass the production, distribution, waste disposal, and consumption of food, are in a state of rapid transformation in Vietnam, spurred by rising incomes and growing rates of urbanization.

Video: Food Systems in Vietnam: Unique Opportunities, Rapid Transformations

Stef de Haan is A4NH's Country Coordinator in Vietnam, and Regional Program Management Officer for the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). In this video, he discusses Vietnam's rapidly transforming food system, and how A4NH research is working to ensure consumers have access to healthy diets. Read more about A4NH's work in food systems. Read more about >> Read more

New Studies Highlight Potential of Zinc-Biofortified Wheat

More than 17 percent of people globally lack sufficient zinc in their diets. Deficiencies in this essential micronutrient contribute to an estimated 400,000 child deaths globally each year. Yet new studies from HarvestPlus and CIMMYT show biofortifying wheat with zinc has the potential to improve this critical situation.