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Mainstreaming aflatoxins in National Agriculture and Food Security Investment Plans


The aflatoxin challenge can be addressed effectively and in a more sustainable and comprehensive fashion if it is mainstreamed in existing frameworks and structures, such as the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) National Agriculture and Food Security Investment Plans (NAFSIPs). Other frameworks that can be used for mainstreaming aflatoxin issues include, inter alia, the African Health Strategy, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN), national food safety laws and regulations, and local agricultural extension and community health programs. In 2014 and 2015, PACA will support its pilot countries’ efforts to mainstream aflatoxins and other food safety challenges into their CAADP NAFSIPs and relevant health and nutrition frameworks.

Country-Led Food Safety System and Aflatoxin Situation Analysis and Action Planning


PACA is supporting pilot countries, including Uganda, in conducting a country-led food safety system and aflatoxin situation analysis and action planning. Uganda will be creating an empirical evidence base on existing aflatoxin prevalence, legislation, policy and regultaions, management practices and other existing control mechanisms that can effectively inform interventions.

AfricaAIMS Uganda


The African Union Commission will establish an Africa Aflatoxin Information Management System (AfricaAIMS) that will serve as a “one stop shop” information harbor for aflatoxin information in the health, trade and agriculture sectors. Data on the AfricaAIMS will be “home-grown” owned by AU Member States and respective Regional Economic Communities (RECs). The information on the AfricaAIMS will serve policy makers, regulatory bodies, potential investors, technical agencies (health, trade and agriculture), researchers, farmers, civil society organizations (CSOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private sector partners along the value chain and other interested parties.

Training of Producers of Grains


Training of grain producers in output marketing of grains and warehouse management with proper bulking and aggregation

Uganda National Agro-Input Dealers Association (UNADA)
Pearl Seed


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


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

Improving the health and livelihoods of people in East Africa


Improving the health and livelihoods of people in East Africa by addressing aflatoxin and gender-related constraints in peanut production, processing and marketing.

Collaboration with ministries of health in Kenya and Uganda

Collaboration with ministries of health in Kenya and Uganda; a review of economic health costs for Uganda; adding an aflatoxin component to major infant feeding trials in Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Mali.


Training producers in the input and output marketing of grains


Training producers in the input and output marketing of grains, and in warehouse management with proper bulking and aggregation.

Pearl Seed


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