Helping meat producers improve food safety

Food can be a source of illness—from minor to serious—if not properly handled. Meat is especially susceptible to food-borne disease, particularly in countries that don’t yet have well-developed food safety systems in place. Under the flagship,  Prevention and Control of Agriculture—Associated Diseases, led by the International Livestock Research Institute, A4NH is starting to successfully improve >> Read more

Publication on Sustainable Diets and Biodiversity Achieves Success

On August 8, 2012, Bioversity International and FAO released a new publication that presents the current state of thought on sustainable diets and biodiversity. Sustainable Diets and Biodiversity – Implications for Policies and Programs looks at sustainable diets—those diets with low environmental impacts which contribute to food and nutrition security and to healthy life for present >> Read more

A4NH-Affiliated Researcher Presents on Capacity Building at Wildlife Disease Event

A researcher affiliated with A4NH  delivered a keynote speech at a gathering of health and wildlife disease experts that took place in Lyon, France this week. Purvi Mehta, who heads ILRI’s Asia office, spoke at the capacity development workshop during the 61st  International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association and 10th Biennial Conference of the >> Read more

Addressing the Threat of Non-Communicable Diseases

To address the increasing threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)—those diseases caused by poor nutrition, including obesity, heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes—the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) convened a workshop in London this week. A4NH Director John McDermott was among the participants in the event, “The Role of Agricultural and >> Read more