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
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.
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.
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.
The Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA), Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (REA), P.O. Box 3243, Roosevelt Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. T: 0115517700 | F: 0115182872 | E:firstname.lastname@example.org