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Tanzania

Status: Registered
Crops: groundnuts, maize
 

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October 2018

Eleven undergraduate students from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania, spent five weeks at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Eastern Africa hub office in Dar es Salaam, as part of their field practical experience...
Radio broadcast on aflatoxin in Africa, discussing Aflasafe in Tanzania from c. 33:45: Aflatoxins pose a threat to food security, public health, as well as trade in Africa; and the need for its control can never be overemphasized! PACA is a collaboration of stakeholders aimed at protecting crops, livestock and people from the effects of Aflatoxins...

September 2018

The government in collaboration with food researchers is in the process of setting up a plant for production and distribution of ‘Aflasafe’ a product meant to control poison in food...
Taasisi ya Kimataifa ya Kilimo cha Kitropiko (IITA), ina mkakati wa kuanza kuzalisha dawa aina ya Aflasafe ya kuuwa wadudu wanaotokana na mazao ya nafaka, ikiwemo mahindi na karanga ili kuepukana na gharama za kuagiza nje ya nchi...
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Director-Eastern Africa Hub, Dr Victor Manyong, speaks to journalists during an Aflasafe products and manufacturing stakeholders' forum to discuss how to reduce the contamination of food and feeds by aflatoxins in Dar es Salaam yesterday.
Tanzania will make headway in battle against cancer-causing aflatoxins as stakeholders meet to plan commercialisation of effective, all-natural control technology—Aflasafe TZ...
Tanzania will soon join other African countries in rolling out new technology that will contain cancer-causing aflatoxins. Known as Aflasafe TZ, the technology can reduce the poisonous chemical's contamination in food by 80 to 90 per cent...
Television news coverage of Aflasafe Investor Forum, in Kiswahili. Broadcast 8pm, 3 September 2018.
Video news item. Katika juhudi za kuhakikisha kua na chakula salama kwa matumizi ya ndani na kufikia kiwango hitajika cha usafirishaji wa mazao nje ya nchi taasisi ya kimataifa ya utafiti wa kilimo cha kitropiki (IITA) wamekutana na wadau mbalimbali wa kilimo Jijini Dar es Salaam...

December 2017

A two-year field trial conducted in several sites across Tanzania found that a bio-control technique, known as AflasafeTZ could reduce contamination of food crops with the poisonous fungus (aflatoxins) by over 85 per cent...
A two-year field trial conducted in several sites across Tanzania found that a bio-control technique, known as AflasafeTZ could reduce contamination of food crops with the poisonous fungus (aflatoxins) by over 85 per cent...
An innovative technology known as ‘Aflasafe’ can effectively reduce poison (aflatoxin) in maize and groundnuts by over 85 per cent, according to field trials carried out in Tanzania...
A biocontrol technology called AflasafeTZ could help control the deadly aflatoxin contamination in maize and groundnuts in Tanzania, scientists say. After a two-year field trial conducted in several sites across Tanzania, AflasafeTZ reduced contamination of food crops with the poisonous fungus...

November 2017

Results from two-year field trials of AflasafeTZ, an innovative technology to control aflatoxin contamination have proven the effectiveness of the technology in reducing poison in maize and groundnuts. The trials were conducted in 11 districts of four regions in Tanzania...

October 2017

Dar es Salaam. Policy makers in the East African Community and partner states have warned that aflatoxins are a major threat to food security in the region and affect trade in food and agricultural commodities...

September 2017

Wakulima wengi hasa wa mazao ya nafaka, wanatambua namna wadudu wanavyosumbua mazao yao. Mazao kama karanga, mahindi na yale ya jamii ya mizizi na kunde, mara nyingi wanalalamika mazao yao kushambuliwa na fangasi ambao huzalisha kemikali za sumu, maarufu sumu kuvu...

March 2017

Aflatoxin, a major food poisoning fungal infestation that claims hundreds of Tanzanian lives may soon cease to be a major threat following new breakthroughs as the country's scientists finalize on-farm tests aimed at controlling its spread...
The toxic compounds produced by the green mold fungus, which can cause liver damage and cancer, occasions losses of up to 550bn/- anually, and kills at least 3,000 people within that period...

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