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Aflatoxin - fighting an invisible killer

Technical solution
  • 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

Technical solution

First developed by the US Department of Agriculture, the new method is a form of biological control. In Africa, it has been adapted to local conditions by the Nigeria-based International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), working with the African Agriculture Technology Foundation (AATF).

picture credit: © IITA



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