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Impacts and Solutions

Please click on the tags in this page to browse resources on impacts and solutions for the prevention and mitigation of aflatoxins. 

AGRICULTURE

A broad range of resources related the impacts of aflatoxin contamination on the agriculture sector in Africa.

TRADE

Resources on aflatoxin impacts on trade across Africa, and PACA’s efforts to enhance opportunities for agricultural trade by mitigating aflatoxin contamination. 

HEALTH 

Research and evidence on the impacts of aflatoxins on human health and livestock health.

NUTRITION 

Research and evidence on the solutions for and impacts of aflatoxins on nutrition status.

 

 SOLUTIONS & TOOLS

General information on strategies, research, and partnerships in policy and technology for the control of Aflatoxins. Information related to specific areas of technologies and solutions are provided in association with other topics.

PRE-HARVEST

Information on pre-harvest technologies, particularly the development of biological control products, to mitigate aflatoxins.

 POST-HARVEST

Information on post-harvest technologies such as storage, drying, and toxin detection tools and practices to mitigate aflatoxins.

PROCESSING & ALTERNATIVE USES

Information on the impacts of a range of food processing and preparation procedures and their impact on aflatoxin in food. Information on alternative (non-food) use of contaminated crops (e.g., livestock feed, biofuels).

POLICY & REGULATION

Resources related to the development and integration of national and regulatory approaches to mitigate aflatoxin.

SURVEILLANCE & TESTING

Policy and technical information on aflatoxin prevalence and exposure levels on the African continent related to and including aflatoxin control capacities, food safety systems, human health impacts, agricultural health impacts and prevention tools. 

 

MARKETS / INCENTIVES

Strategies and efforts to integrate the control of aflatoxins into agricultural commodity value chains development. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

Resources for increasing awareness of Aflatoxin impacts and promoting efforts and solutions to mitigate them.