How we improve nutrition across the coastal belt of Ghana

Authors: Hillary Kwesi Ketemepi, Jolene Nyako, Soma-Mahme Loobod, Amy Atter, Stephen Nketia, Seth K. Agyakwah and Queronica Q. Quartey HealthyFoodAfrica’s Accra Food System Lab’s activities have been designed to address nutritional challenges by providing nutritional knowledge to local population and increasing their access to research-informed food products. The ultimate strategy is to investigate the dietary […]

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Improving nutrition and livelihoods of vulnerable populations in informal settlements of Nairobi

Through production of healthy diverse food, HealthyFoodAfrica’s Food System Lab activities in Nairobi will contribute to improved access to and consumption of safe, diverse and nutritious foods by vulnerable populations in the informal settlements, including children and women. Authors: David Osogo, Maureen Gitagia, Allan Musumba, Antonina Mutoro and Elizabeth Kimani-Murage The final decade of achieving […]

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How FSL Lusaka aims to improve food diversity and food safety for better nutrition

Author: Mangiza Chongo          National statistics from the Zambia Nutrition profile 2021 reveal that Zambia’s nutrition challenges are rooted in multidimensional poverty and systemic challenges to food, water, sanitation, hygiene health, social and economic systems. Zambia is said to face a double burden of malnutrition, meaning it has a coexistence of overnutrition (overweight and obesity) alongside […]

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How FSL-RW improved the nutrition and livelihood opportunities of refugee women in Rwamwanja refugee settlement

Author: Linda Kabuzire, Communications Officer, Finn Church Aid Uganda Over the past 2 years, the FSL has aimed to enhance the capacity of the participating women to sustain and improve their livelihood opportunities and well-being through enhancement of maize market access and diversification of nutritious foods.   The Rwamwanja Food System Lab (FSL-RW) is one […]

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How is the Food Systems Lab improving urban diets in Kisumu, Kenya?

Authors: Christine Chege, Casey Tokeshi & Consolata Musita Find out how Alliance researchers are collaborating with residents in low-income neighborhoods to improve production and consumption of nutritious foods such as African Leafy Vegetables and fish. Understanding access to nutritious food In Kisumu, a Kenyan port city on Lake Victoria, low-income residents face limited access to […]

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Promoting Nutrition in Chongwe Food System Lab

Through the Chongwe Food System Lab (FSL), Healthy Food Africa is promoting production of traditional vegetables such as pumpkin leaves, sweet potato leaves, African eggplant, and other leafy vegetables. Author: Mangiza Chongo Chongwe is a peri-urban settlement in Zambia’s Lusaka province. It is located just over 40km from Lusaka and sometimes referred to as Lusaka […]

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Leveraging partnerships and collective agency to improve food safety in Uganda

The Fort Portal Food System Lab is leveraging on the multistakeholder approach through strategic partnerships to address the inherent bottlenecks to sufficient supply of healthy and safe foods to the population. Authors: Bwambale Bernard & Francis Musinguzi Food is inarguably a public good available to all people and this assertion is the foundation of the […]

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FSL Kisumu uses multi-stakeholder engagement to improve diets in Urban Kisumu

The HealthyFoodAfrica Kisumu Food System Lab aims to enhance African Leafy Vegetables (ALVs) and fish value chains for diverse, safe, nutritious and affordable food for urban poor in Kisumu. Author: Robert Ouko Using an interactive, multi-stakeholder approach, the lab is working with different stakeholders and actors along the two value chains to achieve its goal. […]

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