CGIAR Research-for-Development Program on Mycotoxins

Ortiz, R and Ban, T and Bandyopadhyay, R and Banziger, M and Bergvinson, D and Hell, K and James, B and Jeffers, D and Kumar, P L and Menkir, A and Murakami, J and Nigam, S N and Upadhyaya, H D and Waliyar, F (2008) CGIAR Research-for-Development Program on Mycotoxins. In: Mycotoxins: detection methods, management, public health and agricultural trade. CAB International Publishing, Wallingford Oxfordshire, UK, pp. 415-424. ISBN 9781845930820

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The major mycotoxins studied at the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) institutes are aflatoxins in maize, peanut, sorghum and cassava, Fusarium toxins in maize, wheat and sorghum, and ochratoxin in cocoa and cashew. Genetic enhancement (both through plant breeding and biotechnology), biological control, habitat management, risk assessment, institutional capacity building and public awareness are among the tools in the "CGIAR research-for-development kit" to fight mycotoxins worldwide. A holistic approach should be pursued to deal with mycotoxins that includes the following elements: (i) an integrated crop management package that combines mycotoxin-resistant germplasm, biological control, habitat control and soil-amendments; (ii) low-cost mycotoxin detection technology for rapid appraisal that also should facilitate trade; (iii) a participatory process for mycotoxin assessment in commercially important crops; and (iv) a high-level panel composed of scientists, NGOs, farmers, traders, consumers, health officers and policy makers to monitor mycotoxin intervention strategies and to organize awareness campaigns

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Mandate crops > Sorghum
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 06:23
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2018 03:15
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