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.

Gender considerations in informal food markets in sub-Saharan Africa

In this blog, originally posted on Agrilinks, Kristina Roesel, postdoctoral scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), discusses how gender roles can influence health risks in Africa's informal food markets. Kristina previously served as coordinator of ILRI's Safe Food Fair Food project. Gender moves beyond biology to consider the socially constructed roles, behavior, activities, >> Read more

Africa Must Take the Lead in Addressing Global Health Challenges

The new Director General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is a former minister of health in Ethiopia. Africa – at last – is now at the centre of global health policy.