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1 of every 3 cases of liver cancer in Africa due to aflatoxin, ECOWAS Parliament told

Hidden deadly danger – more than 40% of food commodities in our local markets exceed maximum aflatoxin limits, including staples like groundnuts and maize; USD 600m lost in export opportunities Abuja, Nigeria, 9th December 2019 – The fight against aflatoxin in West Africa’s food went a notch higher at regional level, with the Parliament of …

Malawi: Aflasafe launch alongside handover of aflatoxin testing laboratory, commercialisation next

Aflasafe MWMZ01 and Aflasafe MW02 have been launched in Malawi and are off to a flying start, with powerful supporters, eager partners and improved infrastructure beside them in the fight against aflatoxin. The launch, on 10th April 2019 in Lilongwe, was part of a joyful celebration of the first fruits of a major collaboration for …

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 …

Fighting aflatoxin with top-level leadership: new national steering committee for Ghana

There is an aflatoxin-control revolution going on in Ghana, with talented fighters wielding Aflasafe GH02 on the front line alongside other solutions. Read on to discover how the government is providing top-class leadership with direction and coordination at national level, or follow the links at the end of the story to find out how we …

Food safety at the forefront of Africa’s green revolution – bad food is no good and no food

We cannot talk about food security and ignore food safety – its crucial cornerstone. Quantity without quality is no good, and food safety is right at the heart of food quality. After all, food is meant to nourish us, not to make us ill or, worse, kill us. With this in mind, ATTC, the African …

Tapping into the ‘Makueni magic’: Building aflatoxin awareness and working relationships in Eastern Kenya

It was time to share knowledge and an opportunity to contribute to aflatoxin management in Makueni County in June 2018, at a series of awareness-raising events Periodic, severe outbreaks of aflatoxin contamination in Kenya cause tragic deaths, making Kenyans some of the world’s most aflatoxin-afflicted people. Yet, so hidden are the dangers of the toxin …

Acts of Charity? Meet our toxin-busting Wonder Woman!

She’s wild about food safety; she’s a research superstar; she’s a take-no-prisoners toxin buster; she’s our very own Charity Mutegi, research scientist. This International Women’s Day we’re taking time out to celebrate one amazing woman who is calling time on aflatoxins. And what better way to do so than in her own words? “Food that …