How to stop zoonoses spreading – don’t keep chickens under the bed

How to stop zoonoses spreading – don't keep chickens under the bed The Guardian New research from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) found that zoonoses and diseases recently emerged from animals (swine flu, bird flu, Sars) make up a quarter of infectious diseases in developing countries, compared with just 0.7% in rich countries.

A4NH 2nd Programme Management Committee and Center Focal Points Meeting

The Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) Program Management Committee and the Center Focal Points held their second meeting on October 1-2 at Bioversity International in Rome. Participants included representatives from nine of the 10 partner CGIAR centers and partners from Helen Keller International, the London International Development Center, and The World Vegetable Center.

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