Africa / Animal Products / Cattle / Dairying / East Africa / Food Safety / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Assessing use of the Mazzican to transport and improve milk quality in Tanzania

This report presents results of field testing a new and affordable food grade plastic container (the “Mazzican“) to assess acceptability and validate its efficacy to improve the bacteriological quality of milk when it is used for handling and transportation of raw milk by agro-pastoralists and smallholder farmers. Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASF / ASSP / Capacity Development / East Africa / Extension / Food Safety / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Research / Uganda / Value Chains

Practical guides to recognise African Swine fever

The smallholder pg value chain project in Uganda recently produced two posters – for farmers and for butchers – giving information on how to recognize African Swine fever (ASF). Continue reading

Agri-Health / AHH / Article / East Africa / Food Safety / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / PIL / Uganda / Value Chains

New biogas plant improves waste management in Kampala pig abattoir

On 25 February 2015, a newly-constructed biogas plant was handed over to the Wambizzi cooperative as one of the outputs of the smallholder pig value chain projects in Uganda. Construction of the plant was funded by Irish Aid through the ‘More Pork For and By the Poor’ project and by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) through the Safe Food, Fair Food project, both or which are implemented by ILRI in collaboration with Makerere University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB) Continue reading

Animal Health / Asia / Environment / Food Safety / Impact Assessment / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / PIL / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Exploring the sustainability of Vietnamese pig value chains: Food safety comes first

The REVALTER project is working livestock development Pathways in Vietnam. In an effort to create sustainability typologies of the local pig farms, Jo Cadilhon and colleagues asked different stakeholders what sustainability means to them. The responses indicate that the sustainability of pig value chains is predominantly linked to food safety. Economic considerations come second; the environmental aspect only comes third. Continue reading

Africa / Aquaculture / Egypt / Fish / Food Safety / Gender / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Middle East / North Africa / Value Chains / Women / WorldFish

Improving the working conditions of women fish retailers in Egypt

Women fish retailers in rural Egypt operate under difficult conditions that make the job one of last resort. A WorldFish and CARE project is testing approaches that can improve their employment conditions with the aim of maintaining, and potentially expanding, current employment levels and increasing earnings. Continue reading