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 Institute (ILRI).
‘Rising demand for livestock products is providing opportunities to improve the livelihoods of smallscale livestock farmers across Africa. However, with generally low levels of hygiene throughout the value chain, this new market opportunity for farmers could come at a high price in terms of food-borne disease. In response, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is implementing a ‘Safe food, fair food’ programme, to improve the safety of livestock products, maximise market access for livestock keepers and minimise the risk of food-borne disease.
Safer food can generate both health and wealth for the poor, but attaining safe food in developing countries requires a radical change in food safety assessment, management and communication,’ explains Delia…
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