The GFSP report reveals that more than half of the donor-funded Food Safety projects in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) emphasis on export markets and hence Food Safety issued regarding African consumers are not tackled.
Top ten countries for food safety projects (Source: GFSP)
“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 hazards 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.
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