Aflatoxin is a real and present danger in Africa’s food, affecting key staples such as maize and groundnuts, which are both very common foods across sub-Saharan Africa. The Gambia is no exception. Today, Aflasafe SN01™ was launched in Banjul, The Gambia, to combat aflatoxin in groundnuts and maize. Aflasafe is an all-natural biocontrol product, developed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in collaboration with national and international partners.
“The Gambia is amongst the first countries to benefit from Aflasafe registration and commercialisation strategy which will guide local manufacturing and distribution, and strategic interventions to enable Aflasafe’s uptake,” said Mr Matiéyédou Konlambigue, Managing Director of IITA’s Aflasafe Technology Transfer and Commercialization Project (ATTC).
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