animal products

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A damaged maize cob that, if harvested with clean cobs, can contaminate all the cobs with aflatoxins (photo credit: Joseph Atehnkeng/IITA). ‘The UN World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that billions of people in the developing world are chronically exposed to aflatoxin, a natural poison on food crops which causes cancer, impairs the immune system, inhibits … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

A damaged maize cob that, if harvested with clean cobs, can contaminate all the cobs with aflatoxins (photo credit: Joseph Atehnkeng/IITA). ‘The UN World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that billions of people in the developing world are chronically exposed to aflatoxin, a natural poison on food crops which causes cancer, impairs the immune system, inhibits … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

Is humanity substituting the quality and safety of our meat with quantity? Published in January 2014, the Meat Atlas looks at commercial and small & medium scale meat production in the developed and developing countries and the global effects on livestock farming on livelihoods and individuals. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Feb/2014

This week the Ugandan national newspaper Daily Monitor published an article on a two-day training organized by Pig Production and Marketing Ltd Uganda (PPM). In the past, Ugandan farmers who wanted to upgrade their piggery or considered venturing into the business found it hard to access learning materials they could use to develop a piggery. … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Feb/2014

Mycotoxins, such as aflatoxin, are toxins found in food that can cause illness and be lethal in high doses. These toxins are formed by strains of moulds that infest susceptible grains such as maize and sorghum. Dairy cows that eat contaminated feed can yield contaminated milk. Milk is a major food in Kenya. Understanding how, … Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Feb/2014

A 5-day training entitled “Hands-On Training on Harvesting in the Small Ruminant Value Chain in Ethiopia” was conducted to 23 meat inspection veterinarians and meat inspectors from different regions of Ethiopia, including Tigray, Borena, Oromia, Amhara, Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa. The training was conducted by our German partners and advisors from the Faculty of Veterinary … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Dec/2013

A recent analysis showed that the aquaculture value chain in Egypt is mainly based on the production of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and mullet (Mugil cephalus and Liza ramada). The value chain was found to be short with no post-harvest processing (Macfadyen et al. 2011). However, there is a wide spread perception among poor and rich […]

Safe Food Fair Food, Feb/2013

On March 20-22, 2013 the annual conference of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine was held at the Illustrious Official College of Physicians in Madrid, Spain. This was an extraordinary venue, with mosaics and frescoes covering the walls and ceiling of the lecture theater. Safe Food, Fair Food was represented by Tamsin Dewé, consultant […]

Safe Food Fair Food, Apr/2013

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Sale of raw milk at Port-Bouët market in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (photo credit: ILRI/Sylvie Mireille Kouamé-Sina). Every day, some 652 consumers of raw milk in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire are exposed to the risk of gastro-intestinal infection caused by harmful milk-borne bacteria, a study has shown. The study was done under the…

Safe Food Fair Food, Aug/2013

From 25 to 29 August 2013, the 14th International Conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (AITVM) was held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Theme of this years’ conference was “The livestock-human-wildlife interface” – Challenges in Animal Health and Production in urban/ peri-urban and extensive farming conservation systems. The GIZ-funded, ILRI-led Safe Food, … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Sep/2013

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Resting goat in West Bengal