This report presents the findings from an assessment of 163 policy measures by national governments to support micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in nine low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) between March 2020 and March 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nowadays, 1 in 10 children is overweight or obese and this number is rising. While overweight and obesity was once considered a high-income country (HIC) problem, low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are now increasingly confronted with overweight and obesity in their populations alongside the still existing problems related to undernutrition.
This study examines the food safety beliefs of vendors and consumers in a mid-sized Nigerian city using data from in-depth interviews and cognitive mapping techniques drawn from ethnography.
This paper uses detailed data from in-depth interviews with consumers (n = 47) and vendors (n = 37) in three traditional markets in Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria to examine how consumers and vendors identify and avoid or manage food safety risks and whom they hold responsible and trust when it comes to ensuring food safety.
In a study published in the Journal of Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, EatSafe conducted a rigorous scoping review to assess consumer-facing food safety interventions carried out globally over the past 20 years, and categorized and analyzed them by type of intervention, methods, and outcomes to understand which interventions might be effective in changing consumer's knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) towards food safety.
To support EatSafe in Ethiopia by providing insights on prior research on food safety-related perspectives and practices among consumers and food vendors in Ethiopia, a systematic search and review identified 116 articles to include in this synthesis.
This report provides a summary of EatSafe’s 12 global reports and 13 Nigeria-specific products from Phase I of the program in Nigeria, highlighting how the results of the studies have influenced the design of interventions and inform future studies in Phase II of the EatSafe program in Nigeria.
Fruits and vegetables are recommended across all dietary guidelines. Despite the nutrition credentials of vegetables, they remain relatively scarce and expensive in many low-income settings, including across many of the countries where GAIN’s main offices are based.
GAIN’s mission and strategy revolve around the core concept of "nutritious and safe foods". In addition, there is a growing consensus that foods should be produced sustainably - i.e., that one should take into account the environmental impact associated with the production of these foods.
This article, published in the journal Food Control, reviewed 87 relevant studies on the food safety perspectives and practices of consumers and vendors in Nigeria, Africa's most populous country.