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
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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
New ILRI study finds high levels of aflatoxin in milk and dairy feeds in Greater Addis Ababa milk shed
Aflatoxins are highly toxic fungal by-products produced by certain strains of Aspergillus fungi in more than 40 susceptible crops including maize and groundnuts. Aflatoxins can be separated into aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and G2. 719 more words
A while ago, news broke on a popular social platform to the effect Tana River County government has for quite some time been distributing contaminated maize to farming communities affected by food shortage within the County. 658 more words