URAC-Mzuni Collaborate on Urban Food Chains Research Project

URAC has collaborated with Mzuni (www.mzuni.ac.mw) in a research project funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) under its small research assignments (SRA) window.  The  project, ‘managing food chains for improved nutrition for urban vulnerable populations’ aims to identify and characterise the nature and scale of food and nutrition loss in urban agri-food chains in Mzuzu City. The two-year (2021-2023) project, also called ‘Africities-Foods,’ will also explore the drivers and implications of food loss in the city. The main hypothesis in the project is that food loss as a result of spoilage and poor handling implies loss of nutrition and income to the rapidly  growing population of Mzuzu City. A similar project is being implemented in Lusaka at the University of Zambia. For details, visit: https://www.aciar.gov.au/project/cs-2021-115 

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