Research on push-pull, a novel cropping system utilizing two companion plants has potential to provide striga, stem borer, and aflatoxin control. One group of companion plants attracts the stem borer and another group of companion plants repels it. The repellent companion plant also controls striga and increases the soil fertility. Maize which grows in the push-pull system has significantly less aflatoxin. Reserach investigates the co-relation of stem borer attacks and companion plants on aflatoxin in the soil.
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya and Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom
McKnight foundation, European Union, World Food Programme
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
Wide range of activities carried out in communities to provide Technical Assistance for Multi- sectoral Nutrition Interventions. The community members are trained in a range of agricultural activities including post harvest handling to attain safe food and food security at household levels
Provide gas tight storage bags to all grain traders, farmers , coffee exports so as to control the growth of molds through suffocation and also provide Aflotoxin test kits that provide results in just 5-10 minutes. www.grainpro.com
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
Identification of aflatoxin working team for NARO-Uganda, Baseline surveys to identify the most prevalent strains (aspagillus), Identification of potential non toxin producing strains in groundnuts and effect of cropping systems on the pravalence of these strains
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.
Feed the Future Innovation Lab on Peanut Productivity and Mycotoxin Control (PMIL)
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
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
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