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Aflasafe the food-safety hero, as business meets research for aflatoxin-safe food in Africa

First ever Aflasafe for Africa Conference held; private sector leading Aflasafe dissemination, supported by government Food safety is a huge global concern that we should all worry about wherever we are, because we all eat food. And in our increasingly interconnected world, food travels across national, regional and continental boundaries, so it is a matter …

A second first for Senegal – firsthand! The big difference a little dry inoculum makes to Aflasafe production, to better fight aflatoxin

At our recent Aflasafe for Africa Conference, fighting aflatoxin in food, we sat down with Mr Goulé Guéyé, Managing Director at BAMTAARE, our trailblazing manufacturing and distribution partner for Senegal and The Gambia. BAMTAARE brings us yet another first, following their construction of Africa’s, and the world’s, first-ever fully operational private-sector Aflasafe factory. BAMTAARE are …

Win-win ‘just add water’ wonder! Lowering Aflasafe production costs, while assuring quality

“It’s like instant coffee. For a quick cup of coffee, you just mix it with water, and there you have it – you don’t need a plantation to grow the coffee beans yourself.” — Dr Alejandro Ortega-Beltrán, Aflasafe R&D Aflasafe manufacturers anywhere in Africa can now receive enough concentrated aflatoxin-busting active ingredients to protect an …

A continental gathering for food safety, to combat aflatoxin in Africa’s food

Multi-sectoral partners join hands in the common fight Arusha, Tanzania, 4th November 2019 – Tanzania plays host to a critical continental convention on food safety that opened today in Arusha, Tanzania – the 1st Aflasafe for Africa Conference, fighting aflatoxin in food with the theme Business meets research, for safer food in Africa. Officially opening …

A vision drawing on a virtuous circle – How A to Z will tackle aflatoxin in Tanzania’s food, centred on Aflasafe TZ01

“We’re very keen to hear how Aflasafe is being marketed in other countries, and therefore warmly welcome the upcoming conference … We hope to learn from their experience in taking this novel product to market, in our bid to assure safer food for Tanzanians.” Arusha will soon be abuzz with Aflasafe activity in the form …

A to Z takes the director’s chair on Aflasafe TZ01 as a new act begins in Tanzania’s food-safety sprint for aflatoxin-safe groundnuts and maize

“We took an interest in Aflasafe because we realised that the challenges we face as a country and as a region are not only about food security but also food safety – in the sense that you can have food to eat but if that food is not safe it can be even more dangerous …

Private sector powering an Aflasafe™ revolution in Nigeria to fight aflatoxin in food

Harvestfield Industries joins hands with R&D partners and government to make aflatoxin history in Nigeria’s food and food products – smallholder farmers hold the key Nigeria is very special for Aflasafe, as the country of its birth. And when it comes to commercialising Aflasafe, Africa’s most populous nation can simply not be ignored. With a …

The Gambia guns for Aflasafe-enabled aflatoxin-safe food

Behind this unassuming façade below that houses The Gambia’s National Food Security, Processing and Marketing Corporation (NFSPMC), a quiet revolution is slowly but steadily gaining ground… The Gambia continues to make great strides towards aflatoxin safety in groundnuts, mostly thanks to the National Food Security, Processing and Marketing Corporation (NFSPMC), that considers food safety as …

Business unusual in Senegal with aflatoxin-beating Aflasafe SN01: health trumps profit

En français “It’s first and foremost about my own health and that of my family. You have to heal yourself before you begin to heal others” —Mr Habib Thiam, agribusiness entrepreneur, exporter and President of Le Collectif des producteurs et exportateurs de graines d’arachide (COPEGA – Consortium of groundnut producers and exporters) in Senegal October …

Une démarche inhabituelle dans les affaires au Sénégal relative à la lutte contre l’aflatoxine avec Aflasafe SN01 : La santé l’emporte sur le profit

In English « Il s’agit avant tout de ma propre santé et de celle de ma famille. Vous devez vous soigner avant de commencer à soigner les autres. » – M. Habib Thiam, agro-entrepreneur, exportateur et président du Collectif des Producteurs et Exportateurs de Graines d’Arachide (COPEGA) du Sénégal. Taïba Niassène, Kaolack, Sénégal, Octobre 2018 Une perspective agrobusiness Rencontre …