Reducing Aflatoxins in Groundnuts through Integrated Management and Biocontrol

Waliyar, F and Osiru, M and Sudini, H and Njoroge, S M C (2013) Reducing Aflatoxins in Groundnuts through Integrated Management and Biocontrol. In: Aflatoxins - finding solutions for improved food safety. International Food Policy Research Institute, pp. 1-2.

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The groundnut, or peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.), is an important food and fodder crop in the farming systems of developing countries. The seed is high in oil (close to 50 percent for many varieties) and protein (~26 percent) and an important source of vitamins and dietary fiber. Groundnuts, like all legumes, are also important due to their ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen, a critical and often limiting nutrient for crops in degraded soils. Global groundnut production is concentrated in Africa (40 percent) and Asia (55 percent). As discussed in other briefs in this series, high aflatoxin levels pose human health risks and are also a barrier to expanding trade in and commercial use of groundnuts and other crops.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2014 07:24
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 07:26

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