Food safety from farm to fork

(The following is an excerpt from the latest edition of Partners Magazine, published by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. It features the risk assessment work of Dr. Hung Nguyen, a researcher with A4NH partner, the International Livestock Research Institute.)   Food-borne disease is a major public health issue in Vietnam and other developing countries. In >> Read more

New study maps high-risk spots for spread of deadly bird flu in Asia

(Cross-posted from ILRI website)   A4NH research partner, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), has shared a new study, published in Nature Communications, revealing conditions linked to the emergence and spread of a deadly strain of avian influenza (H7N9) and mapping the areas within Asia at greatest risk further spread and infection.  

A4NH Partner Video on Agriculture-Associated Diseases

The prevention and control of agriculture-associated diseases from FILM for SCIENCE in AGRICULTURE on Vimeo. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), partner of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), recently created a 3-minute video introducing its work addressing one of the key themes of A4NH: the prevention and control of agriculture-associated >> Read more

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.