Increasing incomes of smallholder farmers through enhancing their participation in groundnut value chain. The project is mainly hinged on improving access to quality groundnut seed, staff and beneficiary capacity building in good groundnut production practices, enhancing market access and reducing level of aflatoxin contamination
Rural Livelihood and economic Enhancement Programme
Reducing Mycotoxin Contamination of Maize, Groundnuts And Beans to Improve Food Safety And Enhance Health And Trade. The goal of this project is to improve household food safety and security in order to enhance the well-being of the citizens of the region. This will be achieved through the development/adaptation of an integrated mycotoxin contamination reduction strategy feasible for an agrarian setting (Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia) with the aim of reducing dietary exposure for locals and produce safe products that are globally acceptable.
Lilongwe University Agriculture and Natural Resources (Malawi), National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research(Zambia),
Work with farmer clubs and cooperatives to purchase grain from rural farmers in central and sothern Malawi and sell to high end markets. Directly link farmer cooperatives to better markets. Provide training and awareness campaings to farmers for proper grain handling from field to drying and storage to prevent aflatoxins. Monitor progress through extension workers. Offer seed of resistant varieties to cooperatives for aflatoxin-free yields.
Government extension workers, lead farmers and local chiefs
The Stemming Aflatoxin in pre- and post-harvest waste in the groundnut value chain (GnVC) in Malawi and Zambia project aims to reduce pre and post-harvest waste in the groundnut value chain and thereby increase food and nutrition security of smallholder farmers. The project intervenes at three levels: (1) Validation of promising promising pre- and post-harvest practices and technologies through participative evaluation in selected rural households; (II) Documentation of appropriate dissemination tools and methodologies are elaborated, and building farmer capacities and; (iii) Generating evidence for advocacy and policy dialogues at the local, national and regional levels with the aim of strengthening these aspects in policies and regulatory frameworks.The project will target smallholder and poor farm families with specific focus on women in Malawi and Zambia.
Integrated management of Aflatoxin in maize and groundnut in Malawi using aflasafe technology. Development, promotion and commercialization of biological control in the groundnut and maize value chains to improve public health, increase trade, augment smallholder income, and enhance food security in Malawi.
Directorate of Agricultural Research Services Malawi
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
The project aims to reduce pre and post-harvest waste in the groundnut value chain (GnVC) and thereby increase food and nutrition security of smallholder farmers in the focal countries by addressing main constraining factors of technology dissemination and adoption, knowledge and information sharing, and policies. Objectives are to conduct reserach on aflatoxin reduction practices and technologies to beneift smallholder farmers, reach scale and sustainabiltiy, and address policy constraints.
National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM), Eastern Province Farmers’ Cooperatives (EPFC) Limited, South Africa Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), Natural Resources Institute-University of Greenwich, Malawi Department of Agricultural Research Services (DARS), Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI)
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:email@example.com