June 11, 2018 --
Dr. Arie Havelaar was invited to submit full proposals to two Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation calls. One proposal, called the "Urban Food Markets in Africa – incentivizing food safety" project, is a collaboration between the International Livestock Research Institute, Wageningen University, the University of Florida and the World Vegetable Centre. The project aims to adapt existing tools to support nationally relevant risk-based decision making on cost-effective food safety management interventions along two value chains (poultry meat and leafy vegetables) in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Nigeria. The other proposal, titled "Assessment and Management of Risk from non-typhoidal Salmonella and Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli in Raw Dairy and Beef in Ethiopia (TARTARE),” is a collaboration between The Ohio State University (OSU) and the University of Florida. It includes the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems, International Livestock Research Institute, Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture, University of Gondar, Haramaya University. The project aims to characterize the burden of foodborne disease, establish risk-based priorities and identify cost-effective and scalable interventions for mitigating risks associated with non-typhoidal serovars of Salmonella enterica and diarrheagenic serotypes of E. coli in raw dairy and beef products in Ethiopia.