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.
The focus of my volunteer assignment is to support research activities within the SafePork project, an ACIAR-supported project focusing on market-based solutions to improve food safety along the pork-value-chain in Vietnam. In the last 10 months, I have been introduced to completely new perspectives and ideas which have challenged my own beliefs and furthered my interpersonal skills.
The World Health Organization estimates that each year, 600 million people suffer from an episode of foodborne disease, or one out of every 10 global citizens. To highlight the need for safe, accessible food worldwide, the United Nations General Council last year proclaimed June 7 as World Food Safety Day, with this Friday marking its first observance.
Mutual learning and partnership among developing countries in Asia can help address alarming food safety issues The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) scientists are scaling up lessons of food safety research and capacity development originally developed in Vietnam to neighbouring countries. Thus far, they have trained more than 100 stakeholders in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Thailand …
Leaders, researchers, investors, government, and private sector representatives from 16 countries spanning Asia, the Pacific, Australia and Africa will gather in Hanoi this week to identify solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing the smallholder pig sector in Asia and the Pacific.
Clippings of key national print and online newspaper as of 4 April 2019 November 2017 on the ‘Regional symposium on research into smallholder pig production, health, and pork safety’.
Scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) have trained more than 30 stakeholders working on food safety in Bangladesh on different frameworks for food safety risk assessment that could improve safety of food in the country.
Originally posted on ILRI news:
The Milkmaid, by Johannes Vermeer, 1660. Food safety hazards are increasingly recognized as a major public health problem worldwide, yet among developing countries, there is limited understanding of the wider-ranging socioeconomic costs of unsafe food and the benefits of remedial or preventative measures. This limited evidence base has led many…
Originally posted on AgHealth:
Rinsing fresh fish in Accra, Ghana (photo credit: ILRI/Kennedy Bomfeh). A new World Bank study finds that the impact of unsafe food costs low- and middle-income economies about US$ 110 billion in lost productivity and medical expenses each year. Yet a large proportion of these costs could be avoided by adopting…
Hung Nguyen, Regional Representative for East and Southeast Asia and Senior Scientist, Ecohealth and Food Safety, with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), conducts food safety research of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) in Vietnam. In this video, he talks about the importance of partnership in this work.