Koose products

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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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 – Kuva1 1

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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Baseline fish farming characteristics and practices in Ghana

    The CSIR-Water Research Institute, Ghana, conducted a baseline fish farms survey in Accra Food System Lab 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.    

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Promoting backyard fish farming and healthy fish products in Accra – 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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