Food Safety, Traditional Markets, and Consumer Demand in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Landscape Synthesis

Feed the Future’s EatSafe: Evidence and Action toward Safe, Nutritious Food (EatSafe) seeks to improve the safety of nutritious foods bought and sold by millions of people in traditional food markets in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), EatSafe’s formative research gathered existing evidence on the interplay among foodborne diseases, traditional markets, and behavior change. The scope of this review focused on traditional markets, which provide millions of people with nutrient-rich commodities like animal-source foods and fresh produce. However, these same foods are the leading cause of foodborne disease globally.






This report was adapted into a report brief.