Workshop on Food Safety Investments

  • 26th May 2017
  • by secretary

24 May 2017. Brussels. Better Targeting Food Safety Investments in Low and Middle Income Countries.

Recent work by the WHO shows the health burden of foodborne disease is comparable to that of malaria, HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis. To further expose and explore the massively under-estimated burden of foodborne disease and its likely causes, the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) organised this workshop.
The event provided updates on recent evidence on the burden of foodborne disease in low and middle income countries (LMICs) as well as a review of food safety interventions and opportunities to discuss promising solutions. The event program focused first on the vastly underestimated burden of foodborne disease in LMICs and its likely causes. The program then took a closer look at successes in and unintended consequences of small-scale food safety interventions and explore options for developing widespread solutions for foodborne disease in LMICs.

Complete Agenda (708.17 KB)

  • Roberto Ridolfi , Director, Sustainable Growth and Development, DG DEVCO, European Commission (EC)
  • John McDermott (picture), Director, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)
  • Jeff Waage(picture) Chair of LCIRAH and Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
  • “Global Burden of Foodborne Disease” Paul Torgerson, Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology, University of Zürich
  • Why Foodborne Diseases Matter for Development” Chair: Jeff Waage, Chair of LCIRAH and Professor, LSHTM
  • The agri-food system perspective — Delia Grace, Program Leader (joint), Animal and Human

    Health, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Flagship Leader Food Safety, A4NH

  • The public health perspective — Oliver Cumming, Assistant Professor, LSHTM
  • Strengthening sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) capacity: Experiences from STDF’s work Marlynne Hopper, Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF), WTO Speaker Commentator 
  • Strengthening capacities to enhance food safety in low and middle income countries (LMIC) Bruno Schiffers, Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee (COLEAP) 
  • Assessing contributions of food safety interventions to economic and health outcomes and impacts Kristina Roesel, Project Coordinator, Safe Food, Fair Food, ILRI 
  • From measuring to managing: The experience of food safety in Vietnam Hung Nguyen, Regional Representative for East and Southeast Asia & Senior Scientist Ecohealth and Food Safety, ILRI 
  • Scaling up aflatoxin control in Nigeria: The experience with public-private partnerships Adebowale Akande, Scientist, IITA