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Aflatoxin - fighting an invisible killer

Afflicting health and trade
  • Poison producer
  • Danger in field and store
  • Afflicting health and trade
  • Post-harvest protection
  • Technical solution
  • Fighting fungus with fungus
  • Heading for the field
  • Spreading safety
  • Measuring the impact
  • Scaling up and out

Afflicting health and trade

Eating contaminated foods causes stunting in children and weakens the immune system. US$450 million worth of trade in African farm goods is lost every year because of failures to meet international food safety standards due to aflatoxin contamination.

picture credit: © IITA



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