Controlling Aflatoxins through Improved Post-harvest Practices

Written by Victor Dela Casa, Sustainability Development Officer of GrainPro

 

High aflatoxin levels depress the immune system of the human body, thereby contributing to many health problems ranging from cancer and susceptibility to HIV, to stunted growth among children. This led governments in Africa to band together to stop the spread of Aflatoxins in the continent. At an October 2016 meeting with the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA), Ugandan President, H.E. Yoweri Museveni called for a collective effort among African countries to address aflatoxin challenges.

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