Towards a successful management of aflatoxin contamination in legume and cereal farming systems in northern Nigeria: A case study of the groundnut value chain

Vabi, M B and Chris, E O and Ayuba, K and Babu, M N and Aisha, M A and Haruna, - and Sanusi, G S and Gaya, M S and Alabi, O and Adobe, K and Ajeigbe, H A (2018) Towards a successful management of aflatoxin contamination in legume and cereal farming systems in northern Nigeria: A case study of the groundnut value chain. African Journal of Agriculture and Food Security, 6 (7). pp. 269-276. ISSN 2375-1177

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Abstract

Aflatoxin is reported to be a major challenge of many agricultural commodity value chains groundnut, with potential negative impacts on nutrition, food safety, human health and foreign trade. This paper presents multiple pre-emptive management measures in the management of Aflatoxins in the groundnut value chain in Nigeria. These measures include: the organization of Training of Trainers (ToT) workshops, development of aptitudes in the detection and quantification of aflatoxin levels, demonstration of integrated crop management (ICM) practices, production of pedagogic materials to support awareness raising engagement of media organs to sustain awareness on the challenges of aflatoxin contamination, and evaluation and promotion of Aspergillus flavus resistant groundnut varieties. Alongside these measures which target behavioural corrections, samples of groundnut and groundnut-based are being collected to establish the prevalence and distribution of aflatoxin contamination in groundnut kernel and groundnut-based products in Northern Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : West & Central Africa
CRP: UNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aflatoxin, pre-emptive measures, groundnut, Northern Nigeria, policies, value chains groundnut, nutrition, food safety, human health, Integrated crop management, aflatoxin contamination, Aspergillus flavus, groundnut based products
Subjects: Others > Food Processing & Technology
Others > Nigeria
Others > Integrated Crop Management (ICM)
Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > Africa
Others > Aflatoxins
Others > Value Chains
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 04:42
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 06:18
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/10914
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