Collaboration type Research project.
Aim To study how food safety risks in meat are perceived and addressed in urban food markets in order to determine governance models or policy interventions that can improve food safety and public health without disrupting local supply chains.
Problem addressed People in Peru buy much of their everyday food from wet markets and street vendors, but there is very little known about food safety in these parts of the food system and how food safety practices and internal governance can be improved.
Focus country Peru, working in the cities of Huancayo, Huaral and Tumbes.
Project duration 17 April 2019 to 16 April 2022.
Funder UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Government of Chile’s National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (FONDECYT).
Partners Royal Veterinary College (RVC, leading), Institute of Development Studies (funded by UKRI), Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Grupo de Analisis para el Desarrollo, Universidad Nacional de Micaela Bastidas, Universidad Nacional del Centro del Peru, and Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional (funded by FONDECYT).
Principal Investigator Javier Guitian, RVC.
GCRF One Health Poultry Hub involvement The collaboration was facilitated by One Health Poultry Hub networking.