Food safety and zoonoses

In poor countries, diseases associated with agriculture have important human health impacts. Food that nourishes can also sicken and kill. This program focuses on assessing and managing the health risks associated with food safety, zoonotic diseases (transmissible between people and animals) emerging diseases, and diseases associated with agricultural intensification.
A major focus of our research is approaches to food safety and disease control that can work in informal markets and marginal areas. This program combines risk analysis, epidemiology, socio-economics and gender analysis to identify, test and adapt appropriate options for food safety assurance and control of zoonotic diseases within the context of developing countries.
Program activities are directly aligned with one of the four components of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, namely, prevention and control of agriculture-associated diseases. It also contributes to the value chain work of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish.
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