Special issue: Aflatoxins in eastern Africa

A newly released special issue of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition, and Development (AFJAND) focuses entirely on addressing the growing aflatoxin problem in eastern Africa. The special issue, Volume 16 No.3, was compiled by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) with contributions from several A4NH researchers, and contains 12 peer-reviewed articles on a range of topics related >> Read more

New study links poverty to heightened levels of aflatoxin exposure

Many of the foods people depend on most for their sustenance, especially in low and middle income countries, can carry a silent killer: aflatoxins. These naturally occurring fungal toxins contaminate food crops, such as maize, groundnuts, tree nuts, and a range of other produce, and unfortunately, are not always easily detectable. The health effects of aflatoxin >> Read more

Assessing farm-level solutions for aflatoxin control

Under its food safety portfolio, A4NH is tackling one of the biggest threats to human health, nutrition, and livelihoods in developing countries: aflatoxins. These naturally occurring fungal toxins are known to contaminate important food crops, such as maize, and unfortunately, are not simple (or cheap) to detect and address.

ILRI releases evidence-review on antimicrobial resistance

A4NH's Flagship 2 leader, Delia Grace, veterinary epidemiologist and food safety expert at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), recently published a paper which aims to identify key evidence gaps in our knowledge of livestock- and fisheries-linked antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the developing world, and to document on-going or planned research initiatives on this topic >> Read more