The report is intended to inform and guide the EatSafe project in the design and implementation of appropriate intervention activities to enable lasting improvements in the safety of nutritious foods in informal markets in Nigeria.
This report looks at existing conceptual frameworks for food systems with a new lens that links food safety and nutrition and explores how such a perspective can be used to improve policy and programming.
This report presents stories from top practitioners in the field of Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) media worldwide in order to uncover the nuances of program development that can guide more effective EatSafe SBCC media productions and help implement more sustainable programmes.
This review found many gaps in the literature, specifically in descriptions of training components and how SBCC was incorporated into the training. However, based on a qualitative thematic analysis, this review provides recommendations for planning, designing, delivering, and evaluating training programs that intentionally incorporate SBCC media.
The scope of this review covers indicators for public health (the burden of foodborne disease); the demand side (consumer and vendor knowledge, attitudes, practice indicators; civil society organisations); the supply side (food hazard standards and indicators; food industry performance indicators); and the enabling environment (core competencies of national food safety systems and indicators for performance; broader natural and societal contexts).
This report is intended to contribute to the work of EatSafe by bringing knowledge from ethnographic and other relevant social sciences sources to inform the design of its intervention and evaluation. As such, this review examines prior research on food safety-related topics using ethnographic and related methods, then uses the results to glean insights for the design of EatSafe research and intervention activities.
The aim of this report is to provide an overview of cross-pathways linking food safety/foodborne illness and nutrition and their shared impacts on health while highlighting research gaps and opportunities for intervention. This body of evidence is meant to support the development of a framework linking food safety and nutrition, as part of Feed the Future and EatSafe programming.
EatSafe conducted a scoping review to assess consumer-facing food safety interventions carried out globally over the past 20 years, and categorised and analysed them by type of theory, intervention strategy, evaluation design, and outcomes to understand which perception and practice interventions might be effective in changing consumer behaviour, knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and perceptions on food safety.
Unsafe food causes 600 million cases of foodborne related illness and 420,000 deaths a year worldwide, one-third of which are among children under the age of 5. The WHO estimates that every year, one in every 10 people will fall ill due to foodborne illness. Unsafe food containing pathogens, chemical hazards (e.g. pesticides, radiological residue), or physical agents such as plastics can cause more than 200 different diseases. Foodborne disease can include both acute and long-term effects.
In October 2020, GAIN began conducting bi-weekly consumer and vendor surveys in two traditional markets in each country to assess the functioning of markets and market actors under COVID-19. These bulletins are shared here to present snapshots in time as the pandemic continues to evolve.