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Aflatoxin - fighting an invisible killer

Heading for the field
  • 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

Heading for the field

An easy to use product called aflasafe™, which costs around US$1.5 per kilo, has now been field tested in Nigeria. Packed in plastic drums, the small grains are simply scattered by hand on the field at the right time in the farming calendar.

picture credit: © IITA



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