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Burkina Faso

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aflatoxin control in cereals and milk

200-Ongoing

Assess the level of aflatoxin in cereals and milk consumed in Burkina Faso

National Laboratory of Public Health/Ministry of Health

National Laboratory of Public Health/Ministry of Health

Peanut Varietal Development

2013-2017

The overall goal of this project is to use breeding and outreach to enhance the production, quality and marketability of peanut in PMIL target countries. The proposed research focuses on intensifying peanut production and enhancing quality by developing and improving high yielding varieties, including the release of new cultivars and the development of culturally preferred cultivars, through existing and established breeding programs.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab on Peanut Productivity and Mycotoxin Control, University of Georgia

USAID

Evaluation of the level of contamination of the sorghum produced in the regions of western Burkina Faso by aflatoxins

2013

Evaluation of the level of contamination of the sorghum produced in the regions of western Burkina Faso by aflatoxins: Sorghum is a cereal used as food in Burkina Faso. The results obtained in the laboratory, it appears that aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1 and) are present in 25.7% of samples at levels ranging from 11.67 to 207.31 mg / kg. The surveys show that the farming practices favorable to contamination by toxigenic molds factors are: the late harvest, drying practices without forgetting the agro-climatic conditions in the field. To this end, producer awareness on the issue of mycotoxins and their impact is more than urgent.

 

National Public Health Laboratory of Burkina Faso

 

Biocontrol development

2007–2010
Biocontrol development.

Austrian Development Agency

Screening more than 3,500 isolates of Aspergillus flavus

2012

Screening more than 3,500 isolates of Aspergillus flavus and selecting eight native atoxigenic strains that were evaluated in 30 maize and groundnut farms. Identifying the four most effective strains to produce aflasafe.

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Collaboration with ministries of health in Kenya and Uganda

2011–present
Collaboration with ministries of health in Kenya and Uganda; a review of economic health costs for Uganda; adding an aflatoxin component to major infant feeding trials in Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Mali.

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