For two days last month (21–22 Jun 2021), food safety experts from across Cambodia and a research project team led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) gathered to discuss ways to disseminate findings and scale up interventions of a ‘Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) for Cambodia’ project that was ending after four years of operation.
In late November 2021, the ‘Market-based approach to improving the safety of pork in Vietnam,’ or SafePORK project team and partners held an annual planning meeting in Ninh Binh Province, about 100 kilometres south of Hanoi. The two-day workshop, which was hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Vietnam, reviewed the accomplishments of the project in 2020 and set project goals for 2021 and beyond.
More than 10 key One Health partners and stakeholders in Vietnam have agreed to strengthen their collaboration in One Health work with the aim of fast-tracking the translation of One Health research evidence into interventions and policy changes in the country.
After three years, the project has generated important information and is now launching a package of evidence-based interventions at traditional wet markets in six provinces of Cambodia.
A package of interventions focusing on improving hygiene conditions in the light of COVID-19 can help enhance the safety of food in traditional pork value chains of Vietnam.
VTC14, a Vietnamese national media outlet, recently interviewed Hung Nguyen, regional representative for East and Southeast Asia and senior scientist of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), on the current situation of zoonotic diseases and how a One Health approach could help better control these diseases.
Recently, three students from Sydney School of Veterinary Science, the University of Sydney, participated in a three-week internship (2–21 December 2019) at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Vietnam to learn about food safety risks and related communication issues in a developing-country context.
A technical working group of Cambodia food safety experts has joined forces with a task force on food safety risk assessment to form the ‘national task force’ __ an initiative by the Safe Food, Fair Food for Cambodia (SFFF) project__ that will work toward strengthening food safety policy advocacy and collaboration between government and food safety researchers working in the country.
In a study published on PLOS One, researchers at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its partners have developed a statistical model for forecasting dengue fever incidence in Vietnam that could enhance prediction and control of the disease in the country.
New research shows that incidences of pork-borne parasitic diseases in northern Vietnam may be lower than previously thought but behaviour change is needed to strengthen pork safety and reduce incidences of pork-borne illnesses in communities.