Food security and safety

HEALTHYNSECT Insect farming for health and livelihood

Research project Insects are recognized as some of the most promising alternative food sources that can shape future sustainable food systems by providing high-quality animal protein and nutrients with lower environmental impacts than conventional livestock. Producti ...
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Increasing the Productivity of Ghanian Aquaculture

Research project Project Summary Aquaculture continues to be an important sector in the Ghanaian economic development agenda. Increased aquaculture production is the government’s strategy to bridge the 500,000 tonne fish deficit currently met through imports (ov ... First year report Ingredients for feed analyzed for nutritional profile; popcorn as floating agent has been prepared in 3 particle sizes (300, 600, 1200µm) and used to prepare 15 diets at inclusions (0, 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10%). Diets being screen ...
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Building Resilience of Lake Bosumtwi to Climate Change (RELAB)

Research project Climate change is altering lake ecosystem functions and affecting livelihoods of rural communities dependent on the ecological services of climate-sensitive waterbodies. Anthropogenic pressures may undermine ecosystem resilience and amplify human vul ... First-year report: Successful monitoring of climate, lake physics, chemistry and primary productivity of lake Bosumtwi with state-of-the-art equipment have yielded high-resolution data which indicates persistent stratification and incomplete mix ...
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Salmonella Control in the Colombian Pig Industry

Research project SalPork: finding good ways to raise food safety standards in the Colombian pork industry As an emerging economy, Colombia has seen growing production and consumption of pig meat. Today, the country produces about 400,000 tons of pork per year, mos ... First year report SalPork will quantify current Salmonella risks across the pig production chain in Colombia, identify high-risk places and practices, and identify those interventions that will reduce the overall risk to internationally accepted l ...
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Health and Antibiotics in Vietnamese Pig Production

Research project Vietnam’s economy and population are growing rapidly. Production and consumption of animal products are increasing even faster. To manage pig diseases and increase meat production, farmers are turning to antibiotics and other antimicrobials, creating ... Midterm report The ’Health and Antibiotics in Vietnamese Pig Production’ (VIDA-PIG) project has through a One Health approach mapped the network of factors that drive antimicrobial use and resistance across the Vietnamese pig value chain. Field wo ...
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Innovations and Markets for Lake Victoria Fisheries (IMLAF)

Research project The proposed project titled “Innovations and Markets for Lake Victoria Fisheries” (IMLAF) will be carried out in the Lake Victoria basin of Tanzania. Its main objective is to catalyze socio-economic growth through expansion of markets for Nile perch ... Midterm report 2017: a)There is high level of income inequalities between processors and traders; imperfect competitive market, market is less efficient; existing business model is the advance financing through social capital; main processing ...
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Preserving African Food Microorganisms for Green Growth

Research project The aim of the project is to turn the food sector in West Africa into a driver of sustainable growth, improve food security, create new business opportunities, ensure job generation, alleviate poverty and create stronger linkages between relevant st ... Project completion report: The establishment of bio-banks in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Benin opened up new opportunities for research on fermented foods ensuring the West African microbial heritage. The bio-banks provide strains for research wo ...
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GREEiNSECT – Insects for green economy

Research project Demand for animal protein in developing countries is predicted to double by 2050 putting pressure on protein sources for food and animal feed, such as soya and fish. More sustainable protein sources are urgently needed. Entomophagy – the consumption ... Project completion report: Overall, the outputs from the project have been achieved. Of the PhD students, 5 have graduated and 2 students with delayed start have completed all research and by the end of 2018 are close to submitting. Summarizi ...
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