Managing the most nutritious, and riskiest, foods in the informal markets of developing countries
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Managing the most nutritious, and riskiest, foods in the informal markets of developing countries

A new book compiling 25 contemporary studies on food safety in Africa’s informal markets offers (surprising) lessons for much of the developing world. Continue reading

Despite contamination concerns, Africa must embrace ‘wet markets’ as key to food security
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Despite contamination concerns, Africa must embrace ‘wet markets’ as key to food security

A new compilation of 25 studies in Africa finds that informal markets provide essential sources of food and income for millions of poor, with milk and meat that is often safer than supermarkets. Misguided efforts to control the alarming burden of food-related illnesses in low-income countries risk intensifying malnutrition and poverty — while doing little to improve food safety. Blunt crack-downs on informal milk and meat sellers that are a critical source of food and income for millions of people are not the solution. Continue reading

Pig farming in Uganda–Big options, and big research, take hold
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Pig farming in Uganda–Big options, and big research, take hold

This 2-minute film presents a ‘day in the life’ of a research-for-development project working to improve smallholder pig production in Uganda. The film highlights the big opportunities as well as challenges faced by small-scale pig producers in this East African country. Continue reading