Monthly Archives: June 2014

Enhancing food safety through agriculture: Science Forum examines different approaches

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Moses Osiru pitches his integrated approach to aflatoxins On 23 and 24 September, the CGIAR Science Forum 2013 on ‘Nutrition and health outcomes: targets for agricultural research’ featured a parallel session on food safety. It was…

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Welcome to the AgHealth website

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Welcome to AgHealth, the website of the agriculture-associated diseases component of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) leads the research activities under this component. In addition to…

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ILRI scientist Delia Grace raises awareness on zoonoses research at institutional seminar

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Delia Grace speaks on zoonoses at a ‘Livestock live’ talk at the Nairobi headquarters of the International Livestock Research Institute on 31 October 2012 (photo credit: ILRI/Tezira Lore). Integrated approaches such as One Health and Ecohealth…

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New article outlines pathway to develop business case for One Health

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Livestock farming in the highlands of Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu). One Health refers to the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment. Although the usefulness of the…

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ILRI and FAO host meeting of regional food safety experts to strengthen collaboration

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Participants at a food safety stakeholder meeting held on 24 February 2014 and hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (photo credit: ILRI/Samuel Mungai). The International Livestock…

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IFPRI launches research briefs on aflatoxins and food safety

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Harvested maize in Mozambique. Aflatoxins in maize and other staple crops pose significant public health risks in many developing countries (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). Earlier this week, on Tuesday 5 November 2013, the International Food Policy…

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ILRI scientists present at international conference on building resilience for food and nutrition security

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Delia Grace presenting at a side session on ‘Food safety: Options for addressing a growing crisis’ at IFPRI’s 2020 Conference on ‘Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security’ (photo credit: ILRI/Susan MacMillan) On 15-17 May 2014,…

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Reality checks for advocates of jatropha and food safety standards for the poor

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Estevao Carlos, a pork seller in Morrumbala District, in Zambezia, the most populated province of Mozambique (photo credit: ILRI/Mann). Two useful reality checks have appeared this week for those of us in the agricultural research…

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New FAO book spells out rationale, priorities for investing in livestock development to reduce poverty

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A new FAO study reports that more than 85 per cent of poor livestock keepers in sub-Saharan Africa live in extreme poverty; here, at a Toureg encampment near Fakara, in Niger, a boy herds a…

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Sustainable livestock: What are the options?

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
January’s Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) was the venue for a panel session on sustainable livestock organized as part of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock. The session was run as a facilitated…

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