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Foundation for Farm Empowerment Uganda Post Harvest Handling

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Foundation for Empowerment Uganda, trains farmers on post harvest handling of grains, proper storage for future use, and empowers farmers with information to transform lives.

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Push-Pull

2016-2018

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

Sasakawa Africa Association sensitization through ag extension

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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

Nippon Foundation Japan

Technical Assistance for Multi- sectoral Nutrition Interventions

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 

Local Governments

UNICEF Uganda

Ultra hermetic storage

2013-2018

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

WFP- Uganda

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Aflatoxin Proficiency Testing and Control in Eastern and Central Africa (APTECA)

2014-2018

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

Aflatoxin Policy and Program For the East Africa Region

2014-2016

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

NARO-NaSARRI, NARO-NaCRRI, IITA and USDA

IITA

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

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