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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 …

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 …

Aflasafe™ march fighting aflatoxin in Nigeria’s food goes from strength to strength

It’s a Yes! to Aflasafe from significant movers and shakers in high places The Government of Nigeria will continue its Aflasafe™ programme which the federal government has been implementing since late 2017. This continuation was re-affirmed by the Honourable Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, at a May press briefing following the …

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 …

From dialogue and planning to results and action in fighting aflatoxin in Nigeria with Aflasafe™

Walking the talk, scoring goals, counting chickens, standing on the shoulders of giants and a glimpse of pyramids Last year, in 2017, we did a good deal of legwork in Nigeria getting to know the ground, creating awareness on aflatoxin and the Aflasafe solution, and mapping out feasible pathways, partnerships and actors to effectively commercialise …

All about OPEC: Oil, exports, pyramids… and groundnuts?

Aflasafe-aided green alternative to diversify Nigeria’s exports through aflatoxin-safe groundnuts What comes to mind when you hear ‘OPEC’? Wealth-bringing oil, sandy swathes graced with camels and perhaps a pyramid here and there? You’re doing pretty well. But when it comes to Nigeria, the term has a second meaning that’s got nothing to do with petroleum …

A first! Using Aflasafe™ for commercial groundnut production in Nigeria

Spearheaded by Olam, springboard is Jigawa State Aflasafe™ has made its debut in the groundnuts arena in Nigeria, thanks to Olam – an international trading company with operations in Nigeria – and Nigeria’s Jigawa State Government. Olam is seeking aflatoxin-safe groundnuts for export, for which the company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in July …

Harvest time Nigeria! Aflasafe moves from research to nationwide commercialisation to protect food from deadly aflatoxin

Harvestfield Industries Ltd to exclusively manufacture and distribute Aflasafe™ in Nigeria Ibadan, Nigeria, 12th March 2018 – Today, Africa’s most populous nation – Nigeria – takes a giant stride forward in the fight against aflatoxin in food. A formal Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreement (TTLA) will be signed between the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture …