HealthyFoodAfrica Food System Lab Lusaka

Stengthening the vegetable value chain for Lusaka

HealthyFoodAfrica project’s Lusaka Food System Lab aims to strengthen the vegetable value chain for Lusaka to contribute towards building resilient food systems. The project organized a workshop bringing farmers and traders to together to identify the opportunities, challenges and policy issues that need to be addressed to create an efficient vegetable value chain for the […]

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HealhyFoodAfrica's Food System Lab Chongwe promotes organic farming

Food System Lab Chongwe: Organic farming in practice

The direct impact of climate change on the agricultural practices of small scale farmers has been well documented and Chongwe is no exception. This is why when Hivos through the HealthyFoodAfrica project (a Horizon 2020 project) engaged the farmers in Chongwe’s Kanakantapa area to promote more sustainable ways of farming, the farmers were elated. After […]

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Blogs – FortPortal1

The Fort Portal Food Systems Lab rolls out Rhizobium inoculation to farmers

Bwambale Bernard & Francis Musinguzi Legumes, especially beans are a major food item of most staple diets in Uganda, providing about 15% of the protein source (Esther Ronner, Ken E. Giller, 2013). Legume production is supported by the bimodal rainfall pattern in most of the country’s agricultural regions. In these places, beans are planted around […]

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Capacity Strengthening session in Viwandani. Community organized groups were trained on production of organic manure.

Evidence to action: A glimpse into the journey of the Food Systems Lab in Nairobi

David Osogo, Maureen Gitagia, Allan Musumba Antonina Mutoro and Elizabeth Kimani-Murage Nairobi. This year, the African Population and Health Research Center that operates the HealthyFoodAfrica project’s Food System Lab in Nairobi, is celebrating 20 years of existence. Over the years, researchers have generated a lot of evidence on the food and nutrition security situation in […]

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Value addition to agricultural and fish biodiversity promotes nutritious convenience foods for healthy diets and businesses

Authors: Amy Atter1, Ethel Juliet Blessie1, Evelyn Serwa Buckman1, Stephen Nketia1, Frank Peget1, Alice Padi1, Constance Boateng1, Queronica Q. Quartey2, Seth Koranteng Agyakwah3 1CSIR- Food Research Institute 2Labour Productivity Centre 3CSIR- Water Research Institute The double burden of malnutrition is predominantly widespread in sub-Saharan Africa, where undernutrition and overweight or obesity coexist. Several reasons have […]

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Blogs – 1B

Description of urban fruit and vegetable production system in southern Benin

Authors: Bodjrènou Sam PhD, Alladahouinnon Eddy MSc, Koukou Elie PhD, Bello Faïck MPhil, Amoussa Hounkpatin Waliou PhD, Prof. One of the main objectives of Food System Lab Cotonou’s activities within the framework of the Healthy Food Africa project is to improve fruits and vegetables production systems in the cities of Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi and Sèmè-Kpodji, and […]

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Mrs. Aflo is vending vegetables and fruit

An ode to women – The real frontliners for nutrition

“If you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman, you educate a nation”. – Dr Kwegyir Aggrey (Educationist & African Scholar) Globally, there is an assertion that women’s economic and social rights have considerably improved, but the recent COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global financial crisis have helped to illuminate the […]

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Scoping exercise in Food System Lab Accra: The journey so far

The HealthyFoodAfrica Food Systems Lab Accra’s scoping exercise is geared towards ascertaining the overall picture of the food system in selected coastal communities with special focus on fishing communities. To do this, we sought to engage stakeholders along the fish value chain at the household and community levels, identify any possible shortfalls in the current […]

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How we improve nutrition across the coastal belt of Ghana

Authors: Hilary 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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Blogs – Recycles plastics container being used for vertical farming by Maisha girls group in Viwandani Nairobi

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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