Rapid Integrated Assessment of Food Safety and Nutrition (RIA)


Barbara Haesler, Jonathan Rushton




This consultancy project for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) aims to develop methods and approaches for assessing animal source food value chains in relation to nutrition and health, and to assess food quality and safety in value chains with high potential for pro-poor transformation. 

Project details

The project involves a mixture of qualitative and quantitative methods; namely focus groups with mothers and children, participatory rural assessment in producers and consumers,  as well as questionnaire surveys and biological sampling along the livestock value chains (producers, transporters, retailers, consumers).

The focus is on three case studies of value chains: 1) tilapia in Egypt; 2) dairy in Tanzania; and 3) pork in Vietnam. The findings will be used to identify research opportunities for improving nutrition and decreasing health risks in these livestock value chains. Results are not yet available.


Various RVC researchers from the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health Group, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and associated (local) research institutes.