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Mozambique

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Reducing Mycotoxin Contamination of Maize, Groundnuts And Beans to Improve Food Safety And Enhance Health And Trade

2014-2017

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),

World Bank

Southern Africa Peanut Value Chain Interventions

2013-2017

Interventions will be studied to address a wide range of production, post-harvest handling, and processing issues relative to peanutsthroughout the value chain and the cumulative effect of these efforts measured against traditional production and marketing practices. Through linkages with various partners, farmer education will be emphasized and extended linkages with various industries and marketing groups will help accelerate aflatoxin mitigation and market development.

North Carolina State University

Feed the Future Innovation Lab on Peanut Productivity and Mycotoxin Control (PMIL)
 

RNAi Silencing of Aflatoxin Synthesis

2013-2017

The overall goal of this project is to use RNA interference (RNAi) to reduce aflatoxin in peanut seeds. The research is divided in two parts, one is the study of genetic diversity of aflatoxigenic Aspergillus species funded by PMIL, and the other is the genetic transformation of peanut plants using RNA interference that is funded by NBCRI. 

USDA-ARS

Feed the Future Innovation Lab on Peanut Productivity and Mycotoxin Control (PMIL)

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

Mycotoxin Detection Options

2014-2015

The goal of this project is to develop a decision support tool to aid in determining which detection system is optimal for mycotoxin determinations in samples collected by the Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab and others.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab on Peanut Productivity and Mycotoxin Control , Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

USAID

Southern Africa Pre-harvest Value Chain Analysis

2014-2017

The overarching objective of this project is to generate and transfer economic knowledge needed to intensify groundnut production, and its subsequent use, so as to significantly increase productivity and farm profits, while reducing the risk of aflatoxin contamination in the harvested crop. The end goal is to boost productivity growth in groundnut farming systems as a way to increase food safety, food security, and farm income

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

USAID

Mycotoxin Detection in Dried Blood

2013-2016

The goal of this project is to establish and validate methods for measuring major mycotoxin biomarkers, especially for aflatoxin-lysine adduct, in human dried blood spot samples for supporting urgent needs of nutritional and intervention studies conducted in Asia and Africa

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

USAID

Post Harvest Management In Sub-Saharan Africa

2013-2017
The project aims to improve food security of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa through reduction of postharvest losses of food crops (grains and pulses) by addressing major constraining factors of technology dissemination and adoption, knowledge and information sharing, rural advisory services and policies related to Post-Harvest Management.

Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, FANRPAN, Helvetas, AFAAS, Agridea

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Co-Regulation of Aflatoxin Risk in the Kenyan Commercial Milling Industry

2014

The co-regulation of aflatoxin in maize presents a possible regulatory strategy to improve food safety and provides a possible policy alternative to manage aflatoxin risk for African grain handlers, millers, and food safety authorities. The project will be conducted in three stages. First, sampling and testing best practices at commercial maize mills and grain handling establishments will be developed and implement; second, maize flour will be tested to support an IFPRI study assessing consumer demand for aflatoxin tested maize flour; third, the suitability of co-regulation as a means to reduce aflatoxin risk in maize products will be explored.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research at the BecA ILRI Hub, International Food Policy Research Institute  BecA ILRI Hub  Cereal Millers Association
 

Office of the Texas State Chemist - Texas A&M AgriLife Research

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