Practical information from the HealthyFoodAfrica project’s results to food system actors

We have produced Practice Abstracts to disseminate project’s findings to a larger audience. The Practice Abstacts are targeted to food systems actors: farmers, vendors or anyone who could benefit from information on how to create more sustainable, efficient, inclusive and healthy food systems. 

Food System Lab Accra in Ghana conducted a baseline fish farms survey to discover the baseline fish farming characteristics and practices in Ghana and how these could be improved for a resilient fish production and healthy diets and food systems. Baseline fish farming characteristics and practices in Ghana

The Food System Lab Cotonou in Benin, analyzed food availability, quality and safety in primary schools: Analysis of the school food environment in urban and peri-urban area of southern Benin to design nutrition intervention

Integrating nutrition education into food system interventions can improve consumer diets if materials are locally adapted. Food System Lab Kisumu conducted a 2-day workshop to develop materials for nutrition education.

A food environment study was conducted by Kisumu Food System Lab in four informal settlements to better understand the foods available to consumers: Mapping the food environment to understand diet quality

Many actors in the food systems in Sub-Saharan Africa have ideas on how to increase food security and nutrition through novel food products and local initiatives. To support this, we developed a training kit and organised a summer school.

Urban gardens are promoted to make nutritious foods available, accessible, and affordable to the people. We use innovative approaches to ensure urban gardens lead to improved diets in a sustainable way.

Women and youth constitute a large percentage of participants in food systems, and their involvement is key. Our Practice Abstract on how and why gender is mainstreamed in HealthyFoodAfrica project.

Africa has a unique position to create completely new food industry: learn from the mistakes done with current systems, and to implement the best practices from existing technologies.

In HealthyFoodAfrica, vegetable gardens were established in 10 selected basic schools in Tamale rural communities to improve child nutrition. Practice abstract on Tamale Food System Lab’s pilot activity.

The production of high-quality biofertilisers for field application is crucial to enhance biomass production and yields of grain-legumes and to improve soil health, resilience, and sustainable food production. Practice Abstract: Production of high-quality biofertilizers