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Vietnam, World Bank and the Netherlands to cooperate on food safety
July 20, 2017News
Vietnam, World Bank and the Netherlands to cooperate on food safety

In Vietnam, food safety is of great and increasing importance to consumers and policymakers alike. The Government of Vietnam will intensify its collaboration with the World Bank and the Netherlands in assessing and addressing food safety risks. Prime Minister Phuc of Vietnam signed a Memorandum with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte and WBG’s Country Director for Vietnam. »

March 15, 2017Knowledge Portal
Mapping of beef, sheep and goat food systems in Nairobi: A framework for policy making and the identification of structural vulneralbilities and deficiencies

In this article the authors map the Nairobi beef, sheep and goat systems structure and flows to identify deficiencies and vulnerabilities to shocks. Nairobi is a large rapidly-growing city whose demand for beef, mutton and goat products is expected to double by 2030. A mapping analysis was done in three different dimensions: people and product profiling (interactions of people and products), geographical (routes of animals and products) and temporal mapping (seasonal fluctuations). »

December 22, 2016Knowledge Portal
A scheme and training manual on good agricultural practices (GAP) for fruits and vegetables

This publication by FAO provides good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for fruits and vegetables during on-farm production and post-production processes resulting in safe agricultural products, ensuring a safe food supply. This publication comprises two volumes: Volume 1 documents the entire scheme and Volume 2 covers a training package on this scheme. »

October 17, 2016Knowledge Portal
Applications of Whole Genome Sequencing in food safety management

Recent advances in Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) technology have the potential to play a significant role in the area of food safety. WGS provides rapid identification and characterization of microorganisms, including antimicrobial resistance (AMR), with a level of precision not previously possible. WGS provides rapid identification and characterization of microorganisms, including antimicrobial resistance (AMR), with a level of precision not previously possible. »

May 10, 2016Knowledge Portal
Assuring safe food systems: Policy options for a healthier food supply

This policy brief reviews food safety issues that are critical to poor and vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries, with a particular focus on their impact on healthy diets. With growing international concern over unsafe food, it is important that policies in agriculture and the food system are designed to ensure both the nutritional quality and the safety of the foods we eat. While food safety has traditionally been a health or medical matter, it is increasingly recognized as an important issue for agriculture and food systems since it influences trade, rural incomes, and purchasing power and workers productivity. »

Final report Learning journey on food safety
February 29, 2016Knowledge activity
Final report Learning journey on food safety

From November 9 to 13, 2015, a group of around 30 experts from the World Bank Group came to the Netherlands for a Learning journey on food safety. The final report of this first activity under the WBG-NL partnership “Food for All” is now available online. »