Activities of Safe Food, Fair Food 2 project in the East African Community, 2014
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Presented by Erastus Kang’ethe, University of Nairobi, at the Safe Food, Fair Food Annual Project Planning Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 15-17 April 2014

Presented by Erastus Kang’ethe, University of Nairobi, at the Safe Food, Fair Food Annual Project Planning Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 15-17 April 2014





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  • 1. Activities of Safe Food, Fair Food 2 project in the East African Community, 2014 Erastus Kang’ethe University of Nairobi Safe Food, Fair Food annual project planning meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 15-17 April 2014
  • 2. OM  Develop a vision EAC and Informal markets of ASFs  Role of Informal markets  Capacity building on food safety issues  Build infrastructures Standard Bodies Practical, achievable incentive based standards Cost element of evidence generation – use appropriate risk tools
  • 3. OM Academia and research Institutions Schooled professionals in risk analysis and food safety frameworks Partner to develop curricula that aims at providing the needed professionals
  • 4. OM STRATEGY Selected Boundary partners: Policy (Ministries, Bureau of standards, EAC)  Academia (Universities, Research Institutions) Actors along the VC nodes Developed the progressive markers (indicators) Expect, Like and Love to see - Expect to see
  • 5. OM – Progressive Markers o Policy o Interest in informal markets ASF (participating in foras o Academia o Interest in curricula change o Embracing new tools of doing risk analysis o VC A o Attend meetings o Seek ways to be empowered
  • 6. WhatsDone • Policy – held 5 country meetings • Food safety challenges under each of the informal market system • What opportunities exist that if we can introduce food safety • What evidence do we have that would allow us to be effective in introducing food safety • Is there any evidence lacking that would be crucial to introduction
  • 7. WhatsDone Academia Meetings with all the deans of Veterinary and Public health schools Part of policy teams also –supportive role VCA Not engaged yet.
  • 8. 2014 activities Feb held Kenya Country policy consultations June/July training for Rwanda Burundi and Uganda- Risk Analysis September – Inclusion of food safety IFM of ASF in University curricula, Presentation of the policy outcomes to EAC desk health and Livestock  Feedback from country policy teams on activities to address food safety of IFM of ASF