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Kenya

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Activity
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Producer capacity building

Ongoing (2016)

Green Without Borders enhances small-scale producers' skills & innovative knowledge by integrated farm system models.  Our Mission is promoting agribusiness models in partnerships with private sector, research and educational institutions, development partners, & governments that encourage food security and nutrition, wealth creation and environmental sustainability.

Green Without Borders, Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology

 

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Effects of Aflatoxin in relation to tourism industry

2012-Ongoing

Nadelle tours train ,empower visitors to the farms and also farmers on the effects of Aflatoxin. For visitors we talk about what goes on in food production.

Green Without Borders

Private tourism business

Push-Pull

2016-2018

Research on push-pull, a novel cropping system utilizing two companion plants has potential to provide striga, stem borer, and aflatoxin control. One group of companion plants attracts the stem borer and another group of companion plants repels it. The repellent companion plant also controls striga and increases the soil fertility. Maize which grows in the push-pull system has significantly less aflatoxin. Reserach investigates the co-relation of stem borer attacks and companion plants on aflatoxin in the soil.

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya and Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom

McKnight foundation, European Union, World Food Programme

Evaluation of Efficacy, Acceptability and Palatability of Calcium montmorillonite Clay used to reduce aflatoxin B1 dietary exposure in a in a Crossover Clinical Trial in Kenya

Evaluation of Efficacy, Acceptability and Palatability of Calcium montmorillonite Clay used to reduce aflatoxin B1 dietary exposure in a in a Crossover Clinical Trial in Kenya. Conducts clinical trials and explores relations between aflatoxin and hepatitis in high risk regions.

CDC

CDC

An Integrated Global Breeding and Genomics Approach to Intensifying Peanut Production and Quality

2002-2008

This Integrated Global Breeding and Genomics Approach to Intensifying Peanut Production and Quality Project activities include: 1) Development of aflatoxin tolerant varieties (Breeding, screening). 2)Training/ awareness creation about the hazards of aflatoxin in food, feed and commerce. 3) Development of dissemination materials

 

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Germany and Denmark

EU-under IncoDc program

Climatic change and Impact on aspergillus and their afaltoxins poduced ecology

2016-2019

The study is on the effect of climatic changes and variations on the aspergillus ecology and aflatoxin production in commercial and subsistance farms. This will also help with aflatoxin control in the Cereal production belt.

University of Nairobi, Cranfield University

National Research Foundation

KEBS Services - Quality assurance and compliance to aflatoxin prevention and control

2016

KEBS Services - Quality assurance and compliance to aflatoxin prevention and control, KEBS services - Standards development; Quality assurance and conformity assessment. Promotion of Compliance to Codes  (best practices) for aflatoxin prevention and reduction and enforcement of Maximum limits in food and feed among other standardization activities.

Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and fisheries, Food and Feed millers, County Governments, extension, public health

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)

Aflatoxin Proficiency Testing and Control in Eastern and Central Africa (APTECA)

2014-2018

The Aflatoxin Proficiency Testing and Control in for Eastern and Central Africa (APTECA) program performs 3rd party verification activities to provide interested parties (i.e. millers, other industry, government agencies) with objective evidence of a laboratory’s capability to produce data that is both accurate and repeatable.  The program also provides biannual global Proficiency Testing, working controls samples of known aflatoxin concentration for internal quality control, and the APTECA seal (Aflatoxin tested Process verified by APTECA), which can be used to demonstrate a laboratory’s competence to clients, potential customers, accreditation bodies and other external entities. 

Cereal Millers Association in Kenya, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health, Kenya Bureau of Standards(KEBS), Cereal Growers Association, COMESA, Texas A&M AgriLife Research at the BecA ILRI Hub, Office of the Texas State Chemist, International Food Policy Research Institute

Texas A&M Agrilife Research, Office of the Texas State Chemist

Dissemination of Pre- and Post-Harvest Technologies for Management of Aflatoxin Contamination of Maize In Kenya for Improved Health and Income

2013-2016

Dissemination of Pre- and Post-Harvest Technologies for Management of Aflatoxin Contamination of Maize In Kenya for Improved Health and Income aims to: 1. Develop a Coordination Framework for the prevention of aflatoxin Contamination.  2. Enhance the technical capacity of selected officers in aflatoxin contamination preventive strategies both at the National and County governments.  3. Develop a monitoring system of aflatoxin control and management.  4. Develop a National Code of Practice for aflatoxin prevention. 

Ministry of Health; County Governments; State department of Agriculture; FAO; University of Nairobi

FAO

East Africa Proficiency Testing Scheme

2006

Provide Proficiency testing materials to laboratories

East Africa Breaux of Standards

East African Community

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