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.

Gendered pathways and puzzles in agriculture-nutrition research

Agnes Quisumbing (Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI) recently participated in the 5th annual Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) conference, which focused this year on “agri-health research.” Returning from the conference, Agnes reflects on how far we’ve come in terms of recognizing gendered linkages within agriculture-nutrition research and where there are opportunities >> Read more

Policy briefs highlight solutions to improve food safety

(Washington, DC)- Aflatoxins—naturally occurring fungal toxins that contaminate grains and other crops— pose one of the world’s most significant food safety risks, particularly in developing countries. On November 5, IFPRI will launch a series of 19 policy briefs on managing aflatoxins as part of IFPRI’s 2020 Vision Initiative and under the auspices of the IFPRI-led CGIAR Research Program >> Read more

Coordination of CGIAR Mycotoxin Research Meeting

Participants from CGIAR research programs (CRPs) and partner research groups met for two days to share current activities and outputs related to mycotoxin research and to plan how these different activities might work together across the different CRPs and CGIAR research centers, in Nairobi, Kenya on September 3-4, 2012. Please click the link below for >> Read more