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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 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.
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.

Press cuttings

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)