Aflatoxins are a major developmental challenge in Africa, adversely affecting household food and nutrition security, trade and income, and public health. Aflatoxins are poisonous chemicals naturally produced by fungi that contaminate many staple crops widely grown across Africa. Contamination of food crops by this deadly toxin begins from the field and is primarily aggravated by adverse climatic conditions and inadequate agricultural practices, and continues during postharvest with improper storage and handling.
Lead Scientist: Mr Muhammad Taylor
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