Mycotoxins in Sub-Saharan Africa: Present situation, socio-economic impact, awareness, and outlook

Patchimaporn Udomkun, Alexander Nimo Wiredu, Marcus Nagle, Ranajit Bandyopadhyay, Joachim Müller, Bernard Vanlauwe

27 Jul 2015

Many studies have reported the occurrence of mycotoxin in human foods and animal feeds in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Aflatoxins, ochratoxins, fumonisins, and zearalenone are among the most hazardous mycotoxins produced by fungal species, mainly in the genera Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Fusarium.
Due to their high stability, mycotoxins are a cause of concern not only during crop production, but also in storage, transport, processing, and post-processing steps. Mycotoxin contamination is one factor that reduces the competitiveness of agricultural commodities from SSA for export. To address mycotoxin problems in SSA, therefore, possible intervention strategies should provide support for capacity building and supply chain coordination, increased public awareness, and knowledge through education and extension, as well as improved incentives for management of respective fungal species.

Pigeonpea in Mozambique: an Emerging Success Story of Crop Expansion in Smallholder Agriculture

Tom Walker, Said Silim, Benedito Cunguara, Cynthia Donovan, P. Parthasarathy Rao, and Manuel Amane, USAID

31 Aug 2015

We document the rapid emergence of pigeonpea as a smallholder export crop in Mozambique and discuss implications of pigeonpea’s expansion in this study. 

An analysis of seven years of nationally and provincially representative rural survey data from 2002 to 2012 and an assessment of pulse production and consumption in India.

Rapid Assessment on the Use of Radio in Extension and Advisory Services in Mozambique

Rex Chapota and USAID

31 Jan 2016

The main objective of this study was to assess the current use of radio as an extension and advisory services tool in Mozambique. The assessment specifically explored the use of local and community radio programs to identify whether or not they are effective and how they could be improved to increase awareness and adoption of new technologies among small farmers.

SEMEAR Soil Sampling Protocol

Dr. Canon EN Savala

08 Feb 2018

SEMEAR Soil Sampling Protocol for demonstration plots or multiplication fields

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Carlos Malita, Gestor do Projecto: C.Malita@cgiar.org

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