Prevalence of afl atoxin contamination in groundnut value chains and strategies to enhance food safety in Mali

Waliyar, F and Traore, A and Reddy, V. and Diarra, B. and Kodio, O. and Sudini, H (2011) Prevalence of afl atoxin contamination in groundnut value chains and strategies to enhance food safety in Mali. In: 5th International Conference of the Peanut Research Community on Advances in Arachis through Genomics and Biotechnology (AAGB-2011), 13th - 15th June, 2011, Brasilia, Brazil.

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Abstract

Afl atoxin contamination is the most important food safety concern in several important crops and poses a threat to the health of consumers and the economic well-being of poor farmers in Mali. To better understand the prevalence of afl atoxins in groundnut value chains in different agro-ecological zones, investigations were carried out during 2009-10. Groundnuts taken at harvest from 90 farmers fi elds in 90 villages, in three agro-ecological zones, were tested for afl atoxin contamination. We observed the highest contamination, 172 μg/kg, in Kolokani (the most drought prone of the areas sampled) followed by 76 μg/kg and 35 μg/kg in Kita and Kayes, respectively.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 07:57
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2013 10:17
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/5461
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