Foodborne diseases are a threat to public health. They also impose an enormous economic
burden, affect food and nutrition security, and can hinder market access and disrupt
livelihoods. In 2017–2018, the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP), a public-private initiative
hosted by the World Bank, undertook an intensive analysis of recent food safety investments in
sub-Saharan Africa. GFSP built a database of projects and interviewed key informants. We
reviewed the food safety investment database, and data related to countries in East Africa was
Mutua, F., Grace, D. and Watts, C. 2021. Food safety investments in East Africa. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University.