Category Archives: Poverty, Hunger, Malnutrition

New report says investments in food safety in sub-Saharan Africa should prioritize the needs of local consumers

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Locally made beef stew sold in Bagnon market at Yopougon, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (photo credit: ILRI/Valentin Bognan Koné). Donor investment in food safety in sub-Saharan Africa should have greater focus on the needs of consumers in…

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New case study presents nine-year follow-up of pilot project to improve food safety in Bodija market, Nigeria

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Goat in a market in Nigeria (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). Foodborne disease is a major public health problem in poor countries, but we lack effective, sustainable and scalable approaches that work in the traditional, informal markets…

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Tanzania launches USD596 million livestock master plan

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Tanzania minister for livestock and fisheries, Luhaga Mpina (right), receives a copy of the Tanzania livestock master plan from Barry Shapiro, senior livestock development advisor at ILRI (photo credit: Eveline Massam/IITA). Tanzania’s livestock sector is…

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WHY ARE PEOPLE AFRAID OF INTRODUCING NEW VEGETABLES AND FRUIT TREES ?

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Prof. Dr. Willem VAN COTTHEM Ghent University (Belgium) Since August 2007, the time that I launched our action ‘SEEDS FOR FOOD’, a number of people came up with questions about the danger of introducing new vegetables…

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Overuse and misuse of antibiotics – a problem driven by the world’s poor and rich alike

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
? Kibera slum alley (photo via Flickr/Ninara) As reported this week by Andrew Jacobs and Matt Richtel in the New York Times, ‘Kibera residents are prodigious consumers of antibiotics’. Kibera area, one of Africa’s largest…

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Why livestock matter – share your project change story

Originally posted on ILRI news:
People in developing countries know that livestock are critical for sustainable development. The world’s cows, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and other farm animals are the mainstay of livelihoods across the developing world. And the energy…

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Drug resistance could make millions of people poorer

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Jimmy Smith (right) and Ochieng’ Ogodo (SciDev.net). A CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub to help integrate and channel research and development efforts in tackling antimicrobial resistance was launched at ILRI Nairobi, Kenya, 21-22 February 2019 [photo…

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