Informal markets main source of food for Africa’s poor: Today and tomorrow

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Food safety and informal markets book launch: Book

Food Safety and Informal Markets: Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa was launched at ILRI in Nairobi on 27 January, 2015 (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu).

‘. . . According to studies by scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), informal markets . . . provide essential sources of food and income for millions of poor, with milk and meat that is often safer than supermarkets.

Blunt crack-downs on informal milk and meat sellers that are a critical source of food and income for millions of people are not the solution,” Delia Grace, ILRI’s program leader for food Safety and Zoonoses, said during the launch of the study in Nairobi on Tuesday.

‘She warned that the push for greater food safety standards in these markets must be informed by an understanding of their vital role as a provider of food and income to several hundred million people who…

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