Aflatoxin cause health and economic problems for farmers across Africa. IITA scientist Adebowale Akande discusses CGIAR's integrative management approach, which has resulted in a biocontrol product that is proving effective in fighting these problems.
Alejandro Ortega-Beltran received the 2020 William Boright Hewitt and Maybelle Ellen Ball Hewitt Award for his work on aflatoxin mitigation.
Results from study show Aflasafe to be highly efficient at reducing aflatoxin contamination in key crops.
Aflatoxin exposure threatens food security throughout the developing world. Training and low-cost technology could help fight it, but further exploration of these on a larger scale is needed.