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About PACA

The Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) is a collaboration that aims to protect crops, livestock, and people from the effects of aflatoxins. By combating these toxins, PACA will contribute to improving food security, health, and trade across the African continent.

PACA's Vision

An Africa free from the harmful effects of aflatoxins.

PACA's Role

To provide leadership and coordination for Africa’s aflatoxin control efforts, acting primarily as a catalyst, facilitator, partnership and knowledge broker, project developer and information clearinghouse.

PACA's Guiding Principles:

In deciding where, when and how it should act, PACA will be guided by the Different principles.

PACA's Mission

To support agricultural development, safeguard consumer health and facilitate trade by catalyzing, coordinating and increasing effective aflatoxin control along agricultural value chains in Africa.

Strategic and Thematic Areas of Work

Generating and promoting research and technology for the prevention and control of aflatoxins.

Developing policies, legislation and standards for the management of aflatoxins.

Growing commerce and trade and protecting human health from aflatoxins.

Enhancing capacity for effective aflatoxin prevention and control.

Increasing public awareness, advocacy and communication.

Recent News

Latest news from PACA

The First FAO/WHO/AU International Food Safety Conference

The training workshop on Capacity Building to Strengthen Food Safety Analytical Capacity for Reporting on the Biennial Review was...

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Food Safety Index introduced and trained at the Continental Training on the CAADP Biennial Review Reporting Tools March 18-22, 2019, Accra ,Ghana

Under the process of implementing the Malabo Declaration agricultural transformation in Africa, the African Union Commission (AUC),Under the process of implementing the...

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Strengthening Food safety capacity for Reporting on the Biennial Review, a workshop for AU member states and RECs – 20 to 22 May 2019

The training workshop on Capacity Building to Strengthen Food Safety Analytical Capacity for Reporting on the Biennial Review was...

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Regional workshop on “Revamping the groundnut value chain of West Africa through aflatoxin mitigation”, 01-02 September 2015

In most West African countries, groundnut is an important crop used in various forms. It is a basic food...

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Browse PACA's Resources!

Find PACA and aflatoxin resources in our e-library to learn more about the impacts and range of possible interventions to control the effects of aflatoxin in Africa and beyond.

Recent Events

Latest events from PACA
Dec 29 2020
décembre 29, 2020
  • 12:00 AM
  • Addis Ababa

Food Safety Index introduced and trained at the Continental Training on the CAADP Biennial Review Reporting Tools March 18-22, 2019, Accra ,Ghana

Under the process of implementing the Malabo Declaration agricultural transformation in Africa, the African Union Commission (AUC), the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA) and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) are conducting the Biennial Review (BR)mechanism for regular country progress reporting to the AU Assembly.The inaugural biennial review report and its Africa Agriculture Transformation Scorecard have been presented and approved by the Heads of State summit in January 2018.AUC, NPCA and RECs are now leading the development of the 2nd BR Report. The BR mechanism aims at strengthening mutual accountability, peer review and peer learning that will motivate increased performances...


Dec 29 2020
décembre 29, 2020
  • 12:00 AM
  • Addis Ababa

The First FAO/WHO/AU International Food Safety Conference

Unsafe food causes an estimated 600 million people to suffer from foodborne diseases each year, at a cost of at least US$100 billion in low- and middle-income countries, over half of which is recorded in just 28 nations. But efforts to strengthen food safety systems globally are fragmented, despite food safety playing a fundamental role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The First International Food Safety Conference hosted jointly by the Food and Agriculture  Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World...


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