Delia Grace

Delia Grace

Professor Food Safety Systems, NRI; joint appointed scientist, ILRI

Delia is an epidemiologist and veterinarian with 20 years experience in developing countries. She is a graduate from several leading universites including the National University of Ireland, Edinburgh University, the Free University Berlin and Cornell University. She leads research on zoonoses and foodborne disease at the International Livestock Research Institute in Kenya and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Human Nutrition and Health. Her main research focus is food safety in the domestic markets of developing countries. Research interests include emerging diseases, participatory epidemiology, gender and animal welfare. Her career has spanned the private sector, field-level community development and aid management, as well as research.  She has lived and worked in Asia, west and east Africa and authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications as well as training courses, briefs, films, articles and blog posts

My Projects

Still life with bicycle and milk cans

MycoSafe-South: European–African partnership for safe and efficient use of mycotoxin mitigation strategies in sub-Saharan Africa

Building capacity for institutionalizing food safety tracking in African Union member states

Building capacity for institutionalizing food safety tracking in African Union member states

Safe food, fair food for Cambodia

Safe food, fair food for Cambodia

Ecosystem approaches to the better management of zoonotic emerging infectious diseases in the Southeast Asia region

Ecosystem approaches to the better management of zoonotic emerging infectious diseases in the Southeast Asia region

Rapid assessment of potential benefits to human health and nutrition from research on livestock and fish market chains in Asia and Africa

Rapid assessment of potential benefits to human health and nutrition from research on livestock and fish market chains in Asia and Africa

Mapping of poverty and likely zoonoses hotspots

Mapping of poverty and likely zoonoses hotspots

Managing risk in emerging pork markets: an international South-South symposium

Managing risk in emerging pork markets: an international South-South symposium

A systematic review of zoonoses transmission and livestock-wildlife interactions

A systematic review of zoonoses transmission and livestock-wildlife interactions

Getting more from livestock: The potential of collective action to improve the quality of animal-source foods informally marketed by women

Getting more from livestock: The potential of collective action to improve the quality of animal-source foods informally marketed by women

My Blog Posts

Women in the market (fruit products)

ILRI News

The missing middle of the farm-to-fork journey

Tatu Ibrahimu, a unit brooder leader under AKM Glitters in Tanzania.

ILRI News

The rewards and risks of fast-changing food systems

Ramping up investments in food safety, the 'Cinderella sister' of One Health

Opinion and analysis

Could bird flu be the next global pandemic?

Global Burden of Animal Diseases: A novel approach to understanding and managing disease in livestock and aquaculture

How COVID-19 measures have affected food safety in East Africa

ILRI News

Informal food markets: what it takes to make them safer

Africa’s growing risk of diseases that spread from animals to people

My Publications

Impact of a mass-media consumer awareness campaign on food safety behavior and behavioral determinants among women in Dire Dawa and Harar, Ethiopia

  • Madjdian, D.S.
  • Asseldonk, M. van
  • Talsma, E.F.
  • Amenu, Kebede
  • Gemeda, Biruk A.
  • Girma, S.
  • Roesel, Kristina
  • Grace, Delia
  • Knight-Jones, Theodore J.D.
  • Vet, E. de

Training and tool supply to enhance food safety behaviors among ready-to-eat chicken vendors in informal markets in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: a randomized-controlled trial

  • Madjdian, D.S.
  • Asseldonk, M. van
  • Ilboudo, Guy
  • Dione, Michel M.
  • Ouedraogo, A.-A.
  • Roesel, Kristina
  • Grace, Delia
  • Talsma, E.F.
  • Knight-Jones, Theodore J.D.
  • Vet, E. de

Assessment of health problems of sheep and goats based on ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection at Addis Ababa Abattoir, Ethiopia

  • Bekele, Tizeta
  • Szonyi, Barbara
  • Haile, A.F.
  • Fries, R.
  • Baumann, M.P.O.
  • Grace, Delia

Knowledge and practices related to antibiotics among poultry producers and veterinarians in two Indian states

  • Sharma, Garima
  • Dey, Tushar
  • Hazarika, R.A.
  • Shome, B.R.
  • Shome, R.
  • Singh, V.P.
  • Deka, Ram P.
  • Grace, Delia
  • Lindahl, Johanna F.

Molecular and serological diagnosis of multiple bacterial zoonoses in febrile outpatients in Garissa County, north-eastern Kenya

  • Wainaina, Martin
  • Lindahl, Johanna F.
  • Mayer-Scholl, A.
  • Ufermann, C.-M.
  • Domelevo Entfellner, Jean-Baka
  • Roesler, U.
  • Roesel, Kristina
  • Grace, Delia
  • Bett, Bernard K.
  • Al Dahouk, S.

Towards institutionalization of One Health in eastern and southern Africa

  • Richards, Shauna
  • Knight-Jones, Theodore J.D.
  • Angombe, S.
  • Becker, J.
  • Bukachi, S.A.
  • Chirenda, J.
  • De Araujo, L.
  • De Nys, H.
  • Desta, Hiwot
  • Fafetine, J.
  • Fèvre, Eric M.
  • Freeman, R.
  • Grace, Delia
  • Hamoonga, R.
  • Hared, Y.A.
  • Hassim, A.
  • Iraki, B.
  • Okello, J.
  • Kaba, M.
  • Kankya, C.
  • Karembu, M.
  • Kimaro, E.G.
  • Lukuyu, Ben A.
  • Matope, G.
  • Mor, Siobhan M.
  • Munyeme, M.
  • Mutua, Florence
  • Mtegha, C.
  • Patel, Ekta
  • Pfukenyi, D.
  • Pule-Meulenberg, F.
  • Roesel, Kristina
  • Shirima, G.
  • Shyaka, A.
  • Wood, C.
  • Yussuf, Buke
  • Caron, A.