Using System Effects modelling to identify challenges, impacts and strategies for improving food safety in Cambodia and Vietnam
A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Cambodia / Capacity Strengthening / East and Southeast Asia / Food Safety / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Using System Effects modelling to identify challenges, impacts and strategies for improving food safety in Cambodia and Vietnam

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. Continue reading

Pork from paddock to plate: volunteering to improve food safety in Vietnam
Capacity Strengthening / East and Southeast Asia / Food Safety / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Pork from paddock to plate: volunteering to improve food safety in Vietnam

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. Continue reading

Celebrating the inaugural #WorldFoodSafetyDay: A focus on food safety research at ILRI
A4NH / AHH / East and Southeast Asia / Southeast Asia

Celebrating the inaugural #WorldFoodSafetyDay: A focus on food safety research at ILRI

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Food market near Khulungira Village, in central Malawi (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). Today marks the first ever World Food Safety Day following the adoption in December 2018 of a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly to set aside 7 June of every year to celebrate the benefits of safe food…

On a frugal continent of ‘economic vegetarians’, consuming more meat means longer, healthier lives—The Economist
East and Southeast Asia / Southeast Asia

On a frugal continent of ‘economic vegetarians’, consuming more meat means longer, healthier lives—The Economist

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A slaughterhouse in Maputo, Mozambique (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). The Economist reports that the future of food lies in Africa. And why that’s a good thing. Read on to find out why. As Africans get richer, they will eat more meat and live longer, healthier lives ‘. . . Between…

More research on African swine fever is urgently needed: No cure, no vaccine and no treatment yet exists for this lethal pig disease
Animal Health / Asia / Cambodia / China / East and Southeast Asia / ILRI / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Vaccines / Vietnam

More research on African swine fever is urgently needed: No cure, no vaccine and no treatment yet exists for this lethal pig disease

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Pigs at the Drestry Farm Industry commercial farm in Asia (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). African swine fever is a highly contagious viral disease affecting domestic and wild pigs. It kills nearly 100% of the pigs it infects. The good news is that the African swine fever virus does not infect…

Food safety and the Sustainable Development Goals
East and Southeast Asia / Southeast Asia

Food safety and the Sustainable Development Goals

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Makara market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (photo credit: ILRI/Hardisman Dasman). The safety of food is a global concern and it is widely acknowledged that there can be no food security without food safety. Indeed, food safety is closely linked to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. A technical brief titled Food…

Translating food safety research into policy action in Vietnam
Asia / East and Southeast Asia / Food Safety / Southeast Asia

Translating food safety research into policy action in Vietnam

Originally posted on ILRI news:
The agri-food sector, particularly livestock, plays an important role in the economy, livelihoods and nutritional security of Vietnamese people. Regular consumption of pork makes it an integral part of Vietnam’s diverse and rich culinary tradition. Typically eaten daily with steamed rice and vegetables, pork is an affordable as well as…