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CTA - PACA Aflatoxin report launched - November 21, 2016

This report reveals that substantial knowledge is available about the aflatoxin challenge that plagues African farmers, other agri-entrepreneurs, and governments. Commissioned by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in collaboration with
the African Union Commission - Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA), this literature review reveals that a wide range of commodities that are traded nationally, regionally and internationally are contaminated by aflatoxins. African citizens and economies are
negatively impacted as a result.

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Regional Workshop on Combating Aflatoxins in the Maize Value Chains of Africa, 4-5 December 2017, Dar es Salam, Tanzania

PACA together with key Stakeholders and appropriate Regional Economic Communities in organizing a maize value chain workshop in Dar es Salaam-Tanzania in 2017 in order to address the pertinent impacts of aflatoxins in the maize value chain. The workshop aims to galvanize multi-sectoral response towards the aflatoxin challenge in the maize value chain in Africa in order to address its health, food security and trade challenges

 

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PACA aflatoxin sampling and testing protocol training on 12-13 December 2017 in Dakar, Senegal

The African Union Commission through the Partneship for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA), the ECOWAS Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are organizing a regional aflatoxin sampling and testing  protocol training for ECOWAS Member States from 12-13 December 2017 in Dakar, Sénégal. The training workshop will address challenges faced by member states such as high rejection of certificates, increasing reliability of laboratories, lack of harmonized protocols as well as limited standards that exist for aflatoxins in staple commodities.

Additionaly, we are pleased to share with you video links related to sampling agricultural commodities for mycotoxins by Drs. Tom Whitaker and Andrew Slate. Please watch the videos for your reference and as support documentation for the upcoming training. We hope you enjoy the videos. 

 

Part I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgQ5bJCQX0s

Part II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn15pY4Sc_g

Part III

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_p7Gv1D9yE

General discussion by PMIL

http://www.caes.uga.edu/global/feed-the-future-innovation-labs/peanut-mycotoxin-innovation-lab/news-and-events/news/finding-the-needle-in-the-haystack--refining-the-way-we-look-for.html

 

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