FSL Partners’ meeting during the fourth Food System Lab meeting.

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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Blogs – Kisumu1

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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Daily Life in Lusaka FSL: Working for Food Safety

The Lusaka FSL held a training for market traders on food safety, storage and processing. Marketeers are key to preventing the outbreak of food borne diseases like Cholera. Author: Mangiza Chirwa Diarrheal diseases like Cholera and Typhoid are endemic to Zambia and break out almost every year in Lusaka. Statistics indicate that up to 15,000 […]

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Blogs – nairobi10

FSL Nairobi builds the capacity of community organized groups in innovative urban farming and agribusiness

HealthyFoodAfrica’s Food System Lab Nairobi aims to promote small-scale crop and livestock farming by supporting women and youth community organized groups in Korogocho and Viwandani slums in Nairobi. In fall 2021 a one-week training was organized for 25 selected groups. Authors: Everlyn Kasina, Antonina Mutoro, David Osogo, Faith Kathoka, Maureen Gitagia, Florence Sipalla, Michelle Mbuthia, […]

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Blogs – Accra1

FSL Accra works every day to bring new healthy and affordable food products to market

Authors: Amy Atter, Ethel J. Blessie, Stephen Nketia, Seth K. Agyakwah and Queronica Q. Quartey The Accra Food System Lab (FSL) in Ghana has been developing new nutritious food products from local underused ingredients. The 45 developed products were introduced to a group of stakeholders who gave valuable feedback to help develop the products further.  […]

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Blogs – chongwe1

The daily work in Chongwe: Promoting sustainable organic farming

Author: Mangiza Chongo, Hivos Chongwe is one of the major suppliers of fruits and vegetables to the population of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. In 2015, a study by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and RUAF on City Region Food Systems revealed that only 25% of smallholder farmers in the study area (city region […]

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Women drying maize

A typical day in Rwamwanja Food System Lab is all about maize

Author: Linda Kabuzire, Finn Church Aid Food System Lab (FSL) Rwamwanja is located in Rwamwanja refugee settlement in Western Uganda. The refugee settlement hosts mainly refugees from Eastern DRC. A typical day at the FSL includes a series of activities focusing on increasing maize volumes, enhancing grain quality, and enhancing market access – a market […]

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Blogs – FSL Accra homestead fish production

Promoting backyard fish farming and healthy fish products in Accra

Authors of the blog: Seth Koranteng Agyakwah, Amy Atter, Stephen Nketia, Ruby Asmah, Emmanuel Mensah and Queronica Q. Quartey Over 70% of Accra city dwellers depend on fish as their source of animal protein intake. Unfortunately, many communities do not have adequate access to healthy nutritious fish-based foods. Most fish products are of poor quality […]

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FSL Cotonou: urban farms

Improving the diets of children with school gardens in Cotonou

Authors of the blog post: Bodjrenou Sam and Amoussa Hounkpatin Waliou Feeding school children in public primary schools is a challenge in Benin. Indeed, due to the limited financial power of parents, many schoolchildren do not manage to benefit from an adequate diet, and this has a negative impact on their intellectual performance and school […]

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