Asia working group on groundnut aflatoxin management: background, objectives, and goals

Gowda, C L L and Ramakrishna, A (1997) Asia working group on groundnut aflatoxin management: background, objectives, and goals. In: Aflatoxin contamination problems in groundnut in Asia: proceedings of the first Asia Working Group Meeting, 27-29 May 1996, Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Groundnut is a major food legume and an impor tant oilseed crop in many Asian countries. It is a major source of income to both small- and large-scale farmers. Groundnut also contributes significantly to the export earnings of several countries. Af latoxin contamination is a major problem in many groundnut-producing countries. Aflatoxins are highly toxic, cancer-causing substances produced by the fungus Aspergillus flavus, which of ten infects groundnut pods and seeds. The presence of such toxic and carcinogenic substances in groundnut foods and feeds has a considerable impact on the ut i l izat ion of, and trade in, groundnuts and groundnut products. Some groundnut-producing countries are losing export earnings because they are not able to achieve the maximum permissible l imi ts of aflatoxin set by impor t ing countries. Al though many national and international research institutions are working on various aspects of the groundnut aflatoxin problem, a coordinated ef for t is needed to hasten the development of integrated aflatoxin management strategies. The International Groundnut Workshop held at ICRISAT in 1991 recommended the format ion of a Working Group on Af latoxin Management. This paper describes the concept and operation of a Working Group, and its role in assisting and enhancing research collaboration and outcomes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
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Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 10:02
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