Improving the Evidence Base on Aflatoxin Contamination and Exposure in Africa: Strengthening the Agriculture-Nutrition Nexus - By Sheila Okoth
This report reveals that substantial knowledge is available about the aflatoxin challenge that plagues African farmers, other agri-entrepreneurs, and governments. Commissioned by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in collaboration with
the African Union Commission - Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA), this literature review reveals that a wide range of commodities that are traded nationally, regionally and internationally are contaminated by aflatoxins. African citizens and economies are
negatively impacted as a result.
Tanzania Supplemental Aflatoxin Situational Analysis 2016
This 2016 report supplements the report released by the Abt Associates in 2013 on the Country and Economic Assessment for Aflatoxins in Tanzania. The supplemental report, provides extensive information on knowledge and awareness of aflatoxins among Tanzanians as well as information on aflatoxin contamination for maize, groundnuts, and rice. The report includes a review of existing food safety policies and those being developed, to identify gaps that could be addressed to strengthen the food safety system of Tanzania. In addition, a health and economic impact analysis for aflatoxins, based on aflatoxin biomarker data was done. The Tanzania Food Security Investment Plan (TAFSIP) document was reviewed to identify areas into which aflatoxin measures could be mainstreamed. The situation analysis and action planning was conducted in consultation with several key stakeholders including the government line ministries, regional economic communities (RECs), donors and the private sector.
Rapport De Synthese Des Travaux de L’Atelier De Travaill Regional Sur La Modernisation Des Chaines De Valeur De L’Arachide
Rapport De Synthese Des Travaux de L’Atelier De Travaill Regional Sur La «Modernisation Des Chaines De Valeur De L’Arachide D’Afrique De L’Ouest Par La Reduction De L’Aflatoxine » ; 1 - 2 septembre 2015 ; Dakar, Sénégal
AgriLinks Resources on Aflatoxin Impacts and Control
AgriLinks, USAID's knowledge sharing portal on agriculture and development, has been developing an impressive library of resources on aflatoxin's impacts and aflatoxin control solutions, including the following:
GN Workshop - Presentation on technologies and solutions for aflatoxin control
1-2 September 2015 Groundnut Workshop, Session 6.1: Input presentation on Technology and best practice solutions for scaling (gaps and opportunities for action); by Ranajit Bandyopadhyay, IITA, Samuel Njoroge, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Peter Cotty, US Department of Agriculture.
GN Workshop - Presentation on the Economic Impact of Aflatoxin in West Africa
1-2 September 2015 Groundnut Workshop, Session 2: Scene-setting Presentation on the economic impact of aflatoxins in West Africa: the case of Gambia, Nigeria and Senegal by Joseph Ndenn, Iris Consulting, The Gambia; Papa Diedhou, Cabinet Bioscope, Senegal; Olusegun Atanda, McPherson University, Nigeria.
GN Workshop - Presentation on the Impact of Aflatoxin on Groundnut Sector in West Africa
1-2 September 2015 Groundnut Workshop, Session 2: Scene-setting Presentation on the aflatoxin challenge to the groundnut sector in West Africa and intervention opportunities by Lamine Senghor, La Direction de la Protection des Végétaux, Senegal
GN Workshop - Presentation on the Groundnut Sector in West Africa
1-2 September 2015 Groundnut Workshop, Session 2: Scene-setting Presentation on the groundnut industry in West Africa: past, present and future by Richard Awuah, Nkwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
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