Food security and safety

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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 ... Project Completion Report: 1. The project findings demonstrated existence of high level of Income inequalities between processors and traders; imperfect competitive market dominated by those who can afford the investment and operational capital; ...
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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 sta ... 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 work ...
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