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Aflasafe GH02
Crops: groundnuts, maize, sorghum

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Macrofertil Ghana Ltd

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Intro and promo

Presenting Aflasafe GH02 -- an all-Ghana solution to fight deadly aflatoxin in Ghana's food, keeping you healthy and making agribusiness more profitable.
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Information for farmers

How to use Aflasafe

A detailed training manual for West Africa on using Aflasafe and protecting crops from aflatoxin.
A brief, straightforward guide for Ghanaian farmers on Aflasafe, aflatoxin, and how to use Aflasafe safely and effectively, in English.
An illustration-rich training guide for Ghanaian farmers on how to use Aflasafe GH02, in English.
A poster designed for Ghanaian agro-dealers to display in their shops, with important information for farmers on how and when to apply Aflasafe GH02.
Detailed step-by-step instructions on using Aflasafe GH02 to safeguard against lethal aflatoxin. Aflasafe GH02 is specially made for Ghana.
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A detailed training manual for West Africa on using Aflasafe and protecting crops from aflatoxin.

Economics and policy

Press cuttings

July 2019

Accra, July 5, GNA - Dr Rose Omari, Project Coordinator of the National Policy and Technical Regulation for Aflatoxin says there were processes if adhered to by actors in crop production could control high levels of aflatoxins in food. She stated that aflatoxin contamination could occur both at pre and post-harvest stages of crops production...
The Middle Zone Women Farmers in Ghana have urged government to subsidise Aflasafe, a technology developed to help reduce high rates of aflatoxins in cereals...
Accra, July 3, GNA - The Middle Zone Women Farmers in Ghana have urged government to subsidise Aflasafe, a technology developed to help reduce high rates of aflatoxins in cereals...

June 2019

Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited and the Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX) signed an MOU to support Ghanaian farmers through access to financing and capacity building. The signing ceremony took place at the premises of the Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX) in Accra...
There is no doubt that the impacts of climate change are beginning to manifest on the entire globe and particularly on developing countries that are relatively vulnerable. Climate change, is an economic reality and a growing risk that businesses and investors are learning to address...
A number of women farmers and value chain actors from Zuarungu in the newly-created Bolgatanga East District and other communities in the Bolgatanga Municipality in the Upper East Region have been sensitised to the dangers of high level of aflatoxins in agriculture...
Sunyani, June 3, GNA - The public has been cautioned on the presence of aflatoxins in food crops that could cause cancer in humans and animals. Mr Derry Dontoh, Head of Mycotoxins and Histamine laboratory of the Ghana Standards Authority was speaking at a day’s sensitisation programme...

May 2019

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has extended its sensitisation campaign to disseminate information on aflatoxins to stakeholders in Techiman in the Bono East District...
The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has engaged farmer-based organisations (FBOs) in the Kumbungu district of the Northern Region on the dangers associated with aflatoxin in grains...
The Mexican Government is partnering with the Ghana Standard Authority (GSA) to introduce Nixtamalisation technology in Ghana to reduce levels of aflatoxin in maize. The technology is an ancient Mexican skill for processing white corn...
Accra, May 28, GNA – The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) in efforts to combat the aflatoxin problem has embarked on a sensitisation campaign to disseminate information on aflatoxins and provide solutions under the National Aflatoxin and Sensitisation Management (NASAM) Project...
The Ghana Standard Authority (GSA) has organised a sensitisation workshop to educate the public on aflatoxin infection and its management. Aflatoxins are fungus that contaminates food commodities such as maize, groundnut, chilli pepper, rice among other crops...
There are many different types of moulds and fungus which can grow in food, including various species of mycotoxins; but aflatoxin has gained attention more than most others, because studies have found clear evidence of its potential for causing carcinogenic effects...
The Ghana Federation of Agricultural Producers (GFAP), has raised concerns over the high levels of aflatoxin-poison in agriculture produce...

April 2019

It is said that food is medicine and in Ghana, food is one thing that brings people together no matter the circumstances. This implies that crops must be produced to meet standards for consumption and export, but one major setback for the production of some food crops in Ghana is the aflatoxin infestation...
TUMU (UWR), April 23, GNA - Farmers in the Sissala East Municipality have been introduced to new variety of groundnut seeds, which agricultural scientists describe as high yielding and resistant to aflatoxins...
Nyankpala (N/R), April 14, GNA – The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has sensitised farmers and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector in the Northern, North East and Savannah regions on the causes and effects of aflatoxin, and how to reduce its contamination of grains...
The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has engaged smallholder farmers, downstream consumers and top value chain actors in the Upper West Region on ways of cutting down aflatoxin contamination in grains...
“Our beloved country, is free forever.” These words, spoken by our first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah at the dawn of our independence, have echoed in the hearts of every Ghanaian for the sixty-two years that we have been a free and independent state...
The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), together with its partners, has launched the National Aflatoxin Sensitisation and Management (NASAM) Project at the University of Development Studies (UDS), Navrongo Campus in the Upper East Region...
The National Aflatoxin Sensitisation and Management (NASAM) Project, a special-purpose entity within the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), has organised its maiden public engagement, a media training workshop in Accra. This forms part of activities covered under a two-year project support grant awarded the Authority by The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (“AGRA”) for the NASAM Project.

February 2019

While pig producers in many African countries are scaling up their businesses from backyard to commercial enterprises, many are finding high feed costs are prohibiting their progress. In Ghana, government support, training and research are combining to resolve the impasse...

January 2019

Aflatoxins are a group of toxic chemicals produced by fungi, mostly Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. There are four major types, namely aflatoxin B1, B2, G1 and G2. They are originally known for their cancer causing ability, but have recently also been associated with malnutrition...

December 2018

12 December 2018. Ghana inaugurated the National Steering Committee for Aflatoxin Control. The Committee was established as part of the deliverables of a project titled:“Developing national policy and technical regulation for aflatoxin control in food and feed”...
Health experts have revealed that ingesting food contaminated by moulds can send one to an early grave. This is because these moulds produce a poisonous chemical formulation called Aflatoxins. About 30% of all Liver Cancer cases are caused by Aflatoxin ingestion...
The Minister of Science, Environment and Innovation, Professor Frimpong Boateng has inaugurated a 17-member National Steering Committee for Aflatoxin Control. At the inaugural ceremony on Wednesday December 12, 2018, the Minister said Children are susceptible to aflatoxin...
Accra, Dec. 12, GNA – Ghanaian children are susceptible to aflatoxin, a harmful toxin produced by fungi that are commonly found in cereals such as rice, maize, millet, and groundnut, which are staples often used to feed them...
TV discussion programme in Twi on aflatoxin and health with Dr Rose Omari (video via Facebook).
TV discussion programme on aflatoxins and food safety with Dr Rose Omari (video via Facebook).

October 2018

Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will on Wednesday open the 2018 Pre-Harvest exhibition and conference, which seeks to accelerate the transformation of agribusiness in Northern Ghana at Tamale in the Northern Region...

August 2018

Repost of video of Aflasafe GH02 launch keynote address, ‘Aflatoxin control: Whose responsibility?’
On June 29, 2018, A4NH researchers with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) were joined by government officials, members of the private sector, and others to formally launch Aflasafe GH02™, a Ghana-specific version of the all-natural product developed by IITA to fight aflatoxins in crops throughout Africa...
On June 29, 2018, A4NH researchers with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) were joined by government officials, members of the private sector, and others to formally launch Aflasafe GH02™, a Ghana-specific version of the all-natural product developed by IITA to fight aflatoxins in crops throughout Africa...

July 2018

Aflatoxin in food is a 44-year-old problem in Ghana. Aflatoxin is furtive – a hidden and silent killer. Aflasafe GH02 reduces aflatoxin by up to 100%...
With the official launch of Aflasafe GH02 in Accra, Ghana joins the growing list of countries in Africa actively combating aflatoxin in food. Aflasafe GH02 is an environmentally friendly all-natural solution to the scourge of aflatoxin, formulated from four friendly fungi, all from Ghana...
Aflatoxin in food is a 44-year-old problem in Ghana. Aflatoxin is furtive – a hidden and silent killer. Aflasafe GH02 reduces aflatoxin by up to 100%. With the official launch of Aflasafe GH02 in Accra today, Ghana joins the growing list of countries in Africa actively combating aflatoxin in food...
Aflatoxin in food is a 44-year-old problem in Ghana. Aflatoxin is furtive – a hidden and silent killer. Aflasafe GH02 reduces aflatoxin by up to 100%. With the official launch of Aflasafe GH02 in Accra today, Ghana joins the growing list of countries in Africa actively combating aflatoxin in food...

June 2018

Accra, June 30, GNA – Aflasafe GH02, a new agricultural bio control product to help manage aflatoxin contamination in crops and poultry was launched in Accra to ensure food security and food safety in Africa including Ghana...
Radio news bulletin on the launch of Aflasafe GH02. Broadcast at 5:45pm, 29th Jun 2018.
Primetime TV news bulletin on the launch of Aflasafe GH02. Broadcast during the 7pm Evening News, 29 June 2018.
Food, they say, is medicine. But can this be said for many Ghanaian foods that are consumed in large quantities every day? Key staple and cash crops such as maize and groundnuts are particularly vulnerable to aflatoxin contamination...

Research publications

Prevalence of aflatoxin contamination in maize and groundnut in Ghana: Population structure, distribution, and toxigenicity of the causal agents
Agbetiameh, D, Atehnkeng, J, Awuah, RT, Bandyopadhyay, R, Cotty, PJ & Ortega-Beltran, A (2018). Prevalence of aflatoxin contamination in maize and groundnut in Ghana: Population structure, distribution, and toxigenicity of the causal agents. Plant Disease, 102(4), pp. 764–772.
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Aflatoxin
Prevalence (of aflatoxin)