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Aflatoxin - fighting an invisible killer

Post-harvest protection
  • 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

Post-harvest protection

Good farming practices, like proper drying of the crop before storage, and ensuring the stored crop is protected from moisture and insects, can reduce the amount of poison the fungus produces. But protecting crops in the field requires a different approach, which scientists are now providing.

picture credit: © IITA



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