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Date: 
2013-2018
Activity: 

The Nigeria Aflasafe™ Pilot focuses on incentivizing the adoption of Aflasafe™, a new biocontrol technology, by smallholder maize farmers. Although several technologies are available to address aflatoxin contamination, biocontrol represent the most promising technology for pilot support because it addresses aflatoxin contamination and is ready for deployment in Nigeria. Using native Aspergillus strains incapable of producing aflatoxin to crowd out aflatoxin-producing strains, Aflasafe™ prevents aflatoxin formation in the field and continues to protect grains from contamination through transport and storage. Extensive field tests of Aflasafe™ in Nigeria have shown an average of 80% reduction in aflatoxin levels in treated crops, and up to 99% reduction in some cases.

Partners: 

IITA

Funders: 

 AgResults Initiative, Australia/AUSAID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada/Finance Canada, United Kingdom/DFID, United States/USAID, World Bank

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