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Aflatoxin - fighting an invisible killer

Measuring the impact
  • 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

Measuring the impact

In field tests over a four year period, Nigerian farmers were able to reduce contamination in their maize and groundnut crops by 80-90 per cent, using aflasafe™. IITA is currently building a manufacturing plant capable of producing 5 tons of aflasafe™ per hour.

picture credit: © IITA



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