While Some Animal-Transmitted Diseases of the Poor Are Declining, Other, Mostly Foodborne, Diseases Are on the Rise

‘. . . Around 70 percent of all infectious diseases are zoonotic, moving from animals—usually livestock—to humans, through either contact or the consumption of animal products and by-products. The International Livestock Research Institute estimates that 2.7 million people die from zoonotic diseases each year, while approximately 2.5 billion people get sick.

New Project to Strengthen Food Safety in Cambodia

A new initiative that will address growing food safety concerns in Cambodia was recently unveiled in the country.

Hanoi Workshop Held on Providing Safer Pork Products in Vietnam

A two-day workshop, held 7 and 8 September, 2017, titled ‘Improving food safety along the pork value chain—lessons learned and ways forward,’ was held in Hanoi, Vietnam.

A4NH Expands Collaboration with Vietnam National Institute of Nutrition

The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), which is led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the Vietnam National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen their collaboration in food safety research.