Food security and safety

Carbon cApture for microbial Protein synthesis in Burkina Faso (CAP-BFA)

Research project CAP-BFA project aims at contributing both to mitigate climate change and to enhance adaptive capacities of food (fodder) production in Burkina Faso. It will develop innovative technical solutions and build internationally and locally anchored researc ...
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(AgroVal) Sustainable valorisation of agro-industrial residues through integration of food, bioproducts and bio-energy production

Research project In the equatorial East African region (EA) including Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia, agriculture accounts for 80%, with coffee and sisal as the most important crops with 600 kiloton coffee and 100 kiloton sisal ropes produced annually. The related crop ...
Period: 2022-03-1 to 2026-05-31 Countries: Kenya Tanzania Lead institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Partner institutions: Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Tanzania Pwani University, Kenya Project code: 21-07-DTU Total grant: 11,998,331 DKK
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Better Barley by New Breeding Techniques

Research project Barley is an important food security crop in Ethiopia, and is a priority crop for the Ethiopian Government. There is an urgent need to lift breeding activities by incorporating new breeding techniques (NBT) to reach a planned yield goal of 3.9t/ha in ... First year report Several barley field-trials have been carried out in Ambo, Holetta and Kulumsa in Ethiopia to identify superior lines from around 1500 food barley landraces obtained from the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute. The material include ...
Period: 2021-04-1 to 2025-03-31 Countries: Ethiopia Lead institution: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Partner institutions: Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Ethiopia Haramya University (HU), Ethiopia Project code: 20-04-AU Total grant: 11,986,554 DKK
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Health and Antibiotics in Vietnamese Pig Production II

Research project Rising antimicrobial resistance is a major human health concern. In Vietnam, (over)use of antimicrobials in the country’s sizeable pork industry has been a key contributor to the problem. From 2017-2020, the research project Vida-PIG I provided va ...
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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 ... First year report The HEALTHYNSECT consortium was able to initiate the work in May 2020 despite the COVID19 outbreak affecting all countries and all partners involved. The project's start was postponed from April to May, 2020, and the project cons ...
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Increasing the Productivity of Ghanian Aquaculture

Research project 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 (over US$ 200 million an ... Midterm report: A new trial is underway with 3 carbohydrate sources (rice, maize, and wheat brans) at 20% inclusion level to ascertain their effect on floatability. The source with the best floatability will be tried at different inclusions for op ...
Period: 2019-03-1 to 2023-02-28 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana Partner institutions: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Project code: 18-16-GHA Total grant: 6,000,000 DKK
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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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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 ... Midterm report: Lake Bosumtwi is the only natural lake in Ghana, and is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its natural and cultural significance. Climate warming is influencing the lake, which may undermine its ecological and socioe ...
Period: 2018-01-1 to 2022-12-31 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Ghana Partner institutions: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany University of Ghana (UG), Ghana Project code: 18-02-GHA Total grant: 9,959,973 DKK
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