Monthly Archives: March 2015

BecA-ILRI Hub hosts aflatoxin research platform towards safe food and feed in Africa

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Aflatoxin-contaminated groundnut kernels from Mozambique (photo credit: IITA). ? Among the many research projects carried out by┬áthe Food Safety and Zoonoses program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is one that aims to reduce the…

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Safe food, fair food: Making milk and meat safe and affordable for the world’s poor

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Demand for milk and meat continues to rise in developing countries (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). The New Agriculturist recently reported on a Safe Food, Fair Food Project led by scientists at the International Livestock Research…

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Livestock in poor countries need drugs to stay alive and productive, but how to avoid the rise of ‘super bugs’?

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Woman feeds her milk cow in Embu, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). Developing-country livestock keepers need more and better drugs to keep their animals alive and productive, and┬áthere are increasing numbers of livestock in the…

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The Budongo Forest Landscape: Diets, Food Security and Nutrition

Around the Budongo forest, expanding sugarcane production, the establishment of tree plantations and forest loss have altered the landscape. In this rural area where nearly all households have a ho… Source: canwefeedtheworld.wordpress.com See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food … Continue reading

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New paper on parasitic infections shows the benefits of co-infections with the ‘mild cousins’ of important pathogens

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
An animal vaccinated against East Coast fever, as shown by its ear tag (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). Herds of African cattle may hold the secret to new ways of fighting parasitic diseases like malaria, which…

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Insects in feed: What do consumers think?

Over 70% of consumers would eat fish, chicken or pork from animals fed on a diet containing insect protein, earlier studies revealed. The EU funded project PROteINSECT is now asking EU consumers again if they are accepting animal products that … Continue reading

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Smallholder Farmers and Agricultural Value Chains: What Is the Policy Relevance?

A new article (ungated version here) in World Development crystallized a few of the thoughts I have been mulling over regarding contract farming and the participation of smallholders in agricultural value chains in developing countries–an area where I have done a … Continue reading

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