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Battle plan Burkina Faso: government, farmers and industry fight aflatoxin in food

ReCMA–BF is out to beat aflatoxin: the sum is greater than its parts as Burkina Faso rallies to fight aflatoxin contamination in joint action. The country has enlisted Aflasafe BF01 as a co-combatant, as it continues to raise awareness of the toxic enemy at the gate. With momentum growing in this unified national campaign against …

Food safety pact for transparent trade and aflatoxin-safe food in Ghana

What if commercial buyers could always be sure of what they are buying – including the invisible aflatoxin content of the produce they are paying for? And what if farmers could be sure of a fair price – reflecting the quality of their goods, and giving them an incentive to keep aflatoxin out? That’s the …

Evidence for Aflasafe’s impact on food safety keeps on growing: first trials in Mali and Rwanda, and new R&D publications

Aflasafe works to beat aflatoxin in food – but don’t just take our word for it! In fact, we can’t expect anyone to take our word from it, from farmers, to national regulatory authorities, to the pioneering companies commercialising Aflasafe as a product. That’s why a big part of our research and development (R&D) activities …

Food-safety pact in Ghana: MoU signed for aflatoxin-safe food at home and abroad

ACCRA, GHANA, 27th AUGUST 2019 – The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organisations. The joint MoU, signed on 21st August, aims to improve food safety in Ghana by tackling aflatoxin in food. Like many other afflicted countries in the tropics …

A multipronged approach for aflatoxin mitigation in Africa centred on biological control

Aflasafe at the 11th International Congress of Plant Pathology Our science leader, Dr Ranajit Bandyopadhyay, shone on the international stage recently with a stellar keynote address at the 11th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP), where he was joined by a constellation of other IITA researchers. So highly anticipated was Ranajit’s talk, on A multipronged …