Ways forward for food safety in countries bearing the brunt of the world’s food-borne diseases
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Ways forward for food safety in countries bearing the brunt of the world’s food-borne diseases

A new paper on food safety in low- and middle-income countries was published today by ILRI’s Delia Grace. The paper is based on a longer learning resource commissioned for the UK Department for International Development (DFID), which will be out shortly. Both publications reflect what ILRI and its partners have learned over the last 10 years since adopting a framework of risk analysis for assessing, managing and communicating about food safety. Continue reading

All flesh is grass (except in Nigeria, where it might be cassava peel)
Aflatoxins / Agriculture / Animal Feeding / Article / Crop Residues / Feeds / Film and Video / Humid Tropics / ILRI / LIVESTOCKFISH / Markets / Nigeria / PIL / RTB / Spotlight / West Africa / Women

All flesh is grass (except in Nigeria, where it might be cassava peel)

Scientists are developing a way of transforming the mountains of cassava peels created every day in Nigeria, where cassava is a staple food, into a nourishing feed for smallholder farm animals. The several CGIAR centres involved include the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Potato Center (CIP). Also involved in this project are several CGIAR research programs—Livestock and Fish; Integrated Systems for the Humidtropics; and Roots, Tubers and Bananas—as well as the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21). Continue reading

Year-end livestock lists: Favourite presentations
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Year-end livestock lists: Favourite presentations

Miss some presentations of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) this year? Arranged by topic below are some of our favourites. What were yours? What are we missing? List them in the Comment box below, please! And remember to check ILRI’s Slideshare site for all our presentations and posters: http://www.slideshare.net/ILRI Continue reading

Realpolitik–Nairobi ‘Community of Practice’ communicators get real practice impacting policymakers
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Realpolitik–Nairobi ‘Community of Practice’ communicators get real practice impacting policymakers

A community of practice for communications staff in research and development organizations (DevComms CoP) based in Nairobi participated in a ‘Science Communications for Policy Impact’ workshop following a conference, ‘Landscapes for People, Food and Nature’, at ICRAF on 3 July 2014. Continue reading

Dairy feed project to reduce aflatoxin contamination in Kenya’s milk
A4NH / Aflatoxins / Agri-Health / Agriculture / Animal Products / Article / Disease Control / Food Safety / FSZ / Human Health / Kenya / Nutrition

Dairy feed project to reduce aflatoxin contamination in Kenya’s milk

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