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ARF-1 final factsheet: INFLOR Benin
June 12, 2019Research project
ARF-1 final factsheet: INFLOR Benin

Please download the factsheet with final findings of this Applied Research Fund Call 1 project. »

April 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
Diet and eating practices among adolescent girls in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review

This systematic review aims to summarize current dietary intakes, patterns, and practices of adolescent girls (ages 10–19 years) in low- and middle-income countries. Adolescent girls in LMIC have poor nutrition profiles, including high risks for undernutrition, overweight/obesity, and micronutrient deficiencies. »

January 24, 2018Knowledge Portal
Gendered perspectives on smallholder cattle production and health management in three sites in Tanzania

This article in the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security provides a gender analysis of animal health in small-scale dairy farming and the food security implications in three villages of Tanzania. Dairy farming offers opportunities to address poverty and food security among small-scale livestock keepers, particularly rural women. »

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. »

April 4, 2016Knowledge Portal
The hidden effects of dairy farming on public and environmental health in the Netherlands, India, Ethiopia, and Uganda, considering the use of antibiotics and other agro-chemicals

This article discusses the differences and similarities in dairy farming in the Netherlands, India, Ethiopia, and Uganda and its effect on public and environmental health. It emphasizes the strategies that have been developed during a project to reduce the use of antibiotics and other chemicals in dairy farming. The impact of antibiotic use on human health through antibiotic use, the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, and the lack of adequate control systems are discussed as well as the effects of dairy farming on the environment »

September 15, 2015Knowledge Portal
Optimizing Africa’s food systems

This article argues that the optimization of the agricultural sector in Africa is essential to achieve the SDGs and to ensure a healthy and prosperous Africa. The authors present different policy recommendations that, in their opinion, will not only ensure food security but also will promote inclusive growth. »