Millions of small-scale pig farmers across Asia risk falling into poverty due to the rapid spread of African swine fever.
Food safety researchers from Cambodia and Vietnam recently participated in a training on using ‘System Effects’ modelling to help them identify the challenges, impacts and strategies for influencing policy on issues related to food-borne illnesses and antimicrobial resistance in the two countries.
Johanna Lindahl, senior scientist in veterinary-epidemiology, is awarded the SIGHT Award 2018 and SEK 100 000 from the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation, SIGHT. The prize is awarded for excellent scientific contribution to global health.
This brief seeks to help national and provincial policymakers in better managing food safety along the smallholder pig value chain in Vietnam. It proposes costeffective, practical interventions based on the evidence of the research project ‘Improving food safety in the smallholder pig value chain in Vietnam’, known as PigRISK.
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.
At the workshops, the project team reported key results of PigRISK achieved from June 2012 to May 2017 which focused on assessing food safety issues such as microbiological risk assessment of Salmonella, assessment of heavy metals and antibiotics residue in carcasses and feed, risk factors of contaminations along the value chains; and overall assessment of animal (pig) production and health.
Originally posted on ILRI news:
Selling pork at a traditional ‘wet’ market in Hung Yen province, northern Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/HUPH/Ngan Tran). Pork meat sold in Vietnam has been found by researchers to commonly carry bacteria that could cause disease—but they also found that the risk of that meat sickening people is largely reduced due…