GFSP Report

The GFSP report reveals that more than half of the donor-funded Food projects in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) emphasis on markets and hence Food Safety issued regarding consumers are not tackled. 

Food Safety Projects in Africa

Top ten countries for food safety projects (Source: GFSP)

This report analysed data from 518 donor Food Safety initiatives in SSA between 2010 and 2017. 

“Donor Food Safety investments are overwhelmingly focused on supporting overseas market access, trade and formal markets rather than on the public health problem of foodborne illness,” (GFSP 2019)

“There is relatively little donor investment to directly reduce the burden of foodborne illness in Sub-Saharan Africa, such as with surveillance systems, public awareness of food safety issues, research on specific and intervention, and informal market capacity and practices.” (GFSP 2019).

The study highlights ten countries which had the most food safety projects: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Zambia. However, there was at least one project identified in all 48 SSA countries.


Rateng (2019); Food Safety projects in Africa benefiting donor nations. SciDevNet. 

GFSP (2019), Food Safety in Africa: Past Endeavors and Future Directions. Appendix E Donor contribution

GFSP (2019), Food Safety in Africa: Past Endeavors and Future Directions.

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