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ILRI aflatoxin infographic, Nov 2013.
‘The rise of local agricultural industries (agro-industrialisation) has had both positive and negative effects on the economy. . . . 360 more words
Aflatoxins are toxic byproducts from moulds, especially Aspergillus flavus. These moulds grow on crops, and in particular maize and groundnuts are often contaminated.
In humans, aflatoxins cause rare, high case fatality outbreaks (acute aflatoxicosis) while long-term consumption leads to hepatocellular cancer (globally, around 20,000 deaths annually). 43 more words
Scientists have developed a new technology that detects aflatoxins on location.
The rapid test kit will cost less that Sh200 and comes with a mobile extraction kit that will be ready in two months. 31 more words
AU Workshop: Mitigating The Health And Nutrition Impacts of Aflatoxins In Africa Through Uncommon Partnership
The two-day workshop under the theme “Mitigating the Health and Nutrition Impacts of Aflatoxins in Africa through Uncommon Partnerships” commenced today at the African Union Commission (AUC), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 772 more words
Aflatoxin-contaminated groundnut kernels from Mozambique (via Flickr/IITA).
‘PAEPARD is organising with the Directorate General Sante of the European Commission and the East African Farmer Federation (EAFF), and in collaboration with the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) and the African Society of Mycotoxicology (ASM), a roundtable meeting of key aflatoxin experts (not only research experts) on the mitigation of aflatoxin in food and feed in Africa on Monday 25th January 2015 in Brussels (by invitation only). 480 more words