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October 17, 2019Knowledge Portal
Possibilities of establishing a smallholder pig identification and traceability system in Kenya

This paper begins a discussion on traceability in the pig value chain, with an initial focus on smallholder systems of Western Kenya. In the smallholder context, individual identification is proposed given that farmers may source pigs from different farms and will only keep a few at a time. Appropriate incentives would need to be explored to allow for widespread adoption of the intervention. »

October 10, 2019Knowledge Portal
Food safety in low and middle-income countries: The evidence through an economic lens

This study explored food safety issues at each stage of the value chain to identify the economic questions, practical challenges, and knowledge gaps along the way. With regard to food standards there is no one-size-fits-all approach, and policymakers will need to consider the specific of the circumstances when working to make improvements along the value chain. »

May 20, 2019Knowledge Portal
Nutritious Food Foresight: Twelve ways to invest in good food for emerging markets

This study identified innovation opportunities that have the potential to increase access to safe and nutritious foods in emerging markets in the next five years. The 12 innovations are distinguished by 4 priorities: 1) Start with sustainable, nutritious foods; 2) Invest in proximale processing; 3) Tackle traceability for safety and transparency and; 4) Keep it cool (cold storage options). Together, they would promote increased access to safe, nutritious foods that are available to consumers for longer periods of time. »

April 10, 2019Knowledge Portal
Food traceability in the domestic horticulture sector in Kenya: An overview

This study aimed to review the available tracebility systems and identify the best options for the domestic horticulture suppy chain in Kenya with the goal to provide food safety and quality assurance. raceability systems help deliver tailored goods and services to the consumers and are an evidence of value, especially in terms of quality and safety of the product. »

March 29, 2019Knowledge Portal
Catalysing food safety in the domestic horticulture sector in Kenya: The potential link between export production and evolving domestic supply chains

This report presents findings of research which aims to understand the leverage points that can catalyse investment opportunities for enhancing quality and safety in the domestic fresh fruit and vegetables (FFV) sector. Key findings on the supply side include that good production practices are diffused from the export platform by small- and medium scale farmers who are producing FFV for both export and domestic markets. A key finding on the demand site is that there is a clear segmentation of markets that recognize the importance of food safety and those wo do not. »

October 31, 2018Knowledge Portal
The safe food imperative: Accelerating progress in low- and middle-income countries

This report strengthens the economic case for increased public investment and other policy attention on food safety in developing countries. The most crucial roles for governments is to be facilitative: induce investments and behaviour changes by actors that share the goal and responsibility for safer food. »