The focus countries (Uganda, Nigeria, Mali and Ethiopia) of Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) have included Aflatoxin issues during the training of Trainers and of farmers. SAA is doing extension work in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture of each country through Direction of Extension.They are sensitizing the Extension Agents/Officers and farmers on the issue during training and by using the AFB1-Screen -Rapid screening test kit for detection of Aflatoxin B1 in grains.
Sasakawa Africa Association, Ministry of Agriculture of Uganda, Nigera, Mali and Ethiopia
Analyzing the impact of aflatoxin contamination on the livelihoods and health of people in Kenya (maize) and Mali (groundnuts). Mapping areas at highest risk, identifying cost-effective control measures to reduce exposure to aflatoxins, and disseminating findings to key stakeholders and policy makers.
Testing the effectiveness of the ‘universal nut sheller’ and ultraviolet light (black light) screening technology in reducing the aflatoxin content in contaminated peanuts/groundnuts. Seeking additional countries to test this technology.
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