The Critical and Complex Need to Address Food Safety in Africa

Foodborne disease and other food safety issues are among the greatest development challenges we face globally. This fact has been established from many angles: World Health Organization (WHO) research, for example, places the global health burden of foodborne disease on par with HIV/AIDS, TB, or malaria.

A4NH Research Shared at Africa Nutrition Conference

Africa has the highest prevalence of undernourishment in the world, according to 2017 FAO estimates, with nearly 21 percent of the population affected. Coupled with rapidly increasing rates of overweight and obesity, the seriousness of the continent’s nutrition challenges cannot be ignored.

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

HarvestPlus Founder Joins Forces with African Leaders for Nutrition

The African Development Bank welcomes HarvestPlus founder Howarth Bouis to the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) initiative, to address the pervasive challenge of micronutrient malnutrition. Well known for his efforts to produce micronutrient-rich staples that reduce “hidden hunger,” he brings a wealth of expertise in global research and policies on biofortification.