Study reveals alignment in food safety-related practices of consumers, vendors

ETHIOPIA – A research conducted by  EatSafe on “Consumer and Vendor Perspectives and Practices Related to Food Safety in Ethiopia” has revealed that there appears to be an alignment in the food safety-related practices and perspectives of consumers and vendors. To support EatSafe in Ethiopia by providing insights on prior research on food safety-related perspectives and practices among consumers and…

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CABI to help farmers in Zambia fight Cassava Brown Streak Disease

ZAMBIA – The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) has teamed up with the Zambian government to combat the deadly Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD), which can cause the crop to completely fail and be destroyed. CABI through its PlantwisePlus program, aims to assist Zambian farmers in realizing their vision for controlling the CBSD threat. PlantwisePlus is a global…

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SADCAS inaugural CEO Maureen Mutasa retires

AFRICA – Mrs. Maureen Mutasa has recently stepped down from her position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS), culminating her 14 years of service. Present in 14 countries throughout Southern Africa, SADCAS guarantees the technical proficiency of service providers supplying calibration, testing, medical laboratory, and inspection and certification services. Through this function,…

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Researchers take to market-based approaches to promote food safety in Nepal

NEPAL – An integrative research team has kicked off a new initiative that makes use of market-based tactics that incorporate consumer and producer studies to enhance the safety of fresh fruit in Nepal. As a result of government expenditures in related fields and a policy emphasis on food security, Nepal has seen a relative increase in the productivity of several…

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