Aflatoxin Risk Management
This Featured Topic jumps into the issue of aflatoxin contamination and the consequent health and livelihood impacts for farmers and their communities.
- Learn how a farmer in the United States could experience and manage aflatoxin contamination
- Discover a regional intiiative working to harmonlize aflatoxin risk management in Africa
- Find out how a trader thinks about aflatoxin contamination and incentives risk management
- See the aflatoxin risk management techniques being used by a farmers association in Malawi
- Watch interviews with Andrew Emmott (Twin & Twin Trading) and Rick Brandenburg (Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab
A new article submitted to FARMD by a collection of authors representing the Research Centre in Food Toxicology in France, the Université de Toulouse, and the Laboratoire de Biochimie et de Biologie Moléculaire in Benin discusses an "alternative strategy to fight against aflatoxin B1 contamination by promoting resistant crops: the example of cassava". >>Read this article
Webinar & Presentations
Did you miss our recent webinar on aflatoxin risk management? Not to worry! You can watch the recoded webinar, listen in on the questions and download the presentations from the event.
Our authors this month come from an interesting set of backgrounds to shed light on various aspects of the impact of aflatoxin risk on farmers and communities, but also the impact on trade and consumers. There is quite alot to discover this month.
FARMD (November 2013) | This interview with Andrew Emmott, Senior Nut Specialist for Twin & Twin Trading, discusses aflatoxin risk management generally and what risks are posed by aflatoxin contamination. The work of Twin in this area is specifically highlighted and more specifically the ways in which Twin helps smallholders better manage their aflatoxin risk by understanding aflatoxin contamination as a barrier to trade and as a human health risk.
FARMD (November 2013) | In this video, Andrew Emmott from Twin & Twin Trading discusses the different risks that aflatoxin poses to trading in the formal and information value chains. In formal value chains, aflatoxin is often identified and removed from the system, however in informal chains, many farmers and traders lack the understanding of the harm that aflatoxin can cause to humans and animals and lack the means of testing requred.
FARMD (Nocember 2013) | This interview with Rick Brandenburg, an expert based in the Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab at North Carolina State University, shares Dr. Brandenburg's specific involvement with aflatoxin risk management and highlights the different countries in which he works. The video goes on to detail how the Peanut and Mycotoxin innovation lab works with smallholder farmers specficailly to help them manage their aflatoxin risks.
FARMD (November 2013) | This final video in the aflatoxin risk management series brings together both Rick Brandenburg and Andrew Emmott to each discuss what they think the most critical intervention is that must be undertaken to help manage aflatoxin risks, particularly for smallholder famers in Africa.