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January 5, 2016Knowledge Portal
Mapping for food safety in Nairobi’s slums

This article explores how communities in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya create and use maps to ensure food safety. While informal settlements tend to play a key role in the economies of cities, they are often not depicted on official maps from the government. However, a map on which food kiosks, street vendors and hazards such as rubbish dumps and open sewers are depicted can help to ensure food safety. »

Food safety central theme of World Bank Learning tour
December 17, 2015News
Food safety central theme of World Bank Learning tour

From November 9 to 13, a group of around 30 experts from the World Bank Group came to the Netherlands for a Learning tour on food safety. This was the first activity under the “Food for All Partnership” between the World Bank and the Netherlands. »

The impact of food standards on inclusive growth in agriculture: the case of Bangladesh
July 24, 2015Study
The impact of food standards on inclusive growth in agriculture: the case of Bangladesh
Theme: Inclusive Business

This study describes policy recommendations on the Dutch “Aid to Trade” development policy and what implications this has for the policy in Bangladesh to mitigate the effect of increased food standards on smallholders. »

Call for proposals – Southeast Asia and Europe Pilot Joint Call for Mobility
July 16, 2015News
Call for proposals – Southeast Asia and Europe Pilot Joint Call for Mobility

The Southeast Asia – Europe Pilot Joint Call for Mobility in the thematic areas of Food, Environment, or Health research is now open for proposals. Researchers can apply for funding for projects with at least 2 partners from both regions in the fields of Food (agricultural productivity, sustainability and standards, value chain), Environmental (climate change, »

July 7, 2015Knowledge Portal
Why gender matters for food safety

In this blog post, Sophie Theis and Delia Grace relate findings from a recent A4NH/International Livestock Research Institute analysis of 20 livestock and fish value chains in Africa and Asia that reveal how gender differences in value chain participation influence risk exposure. »

June 16, 2015Knowledge Portal
New biogas plant improves waste management in Kampala pig abattoir

Projects led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners are improving waste management at Wambizzi, the only pig abattoir in Uganda, as part of wider efforts to improve pig production and pork marketing in the country. A new biogas plant, funded by ‘More Pork For and By the Poor’, transforms waste from the pig slaughterhouse into methane gas. »