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 to understanding and addressing aflatoxin contamination in countries throughout eastern Africa.
Under the flagship on agriculture associated diseases, A4NH research offers insight into the most effective ways to control food safety risks, such as aflatoxin contamination. This work includes coordinating closely with groups committed to addressing this problem, such as the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA), as well as support for scaling proven interventions to prevent contamination in the first place, including the aflasafe biocontrol method.
All articles within the new special issue on aflatoxins are freely available for download via open access. They may be found on the AJFAND website, and at the below links.
Editorial: Johanna Lindahl, Delia Grace, Jagger Harvey and Erastus Kang’ethe
Aflatoxins in East Africa: The importance of getting the full picture
Potential of lactic acid fermentation in reducing aflatoxin B1 in Tanzania maize-based gruel.
Frida Nyamete et al.