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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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 – 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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