Objectives

The project comprises five overarching objectives and aims to address the information gaps mentioned in the "About Aflatoxin" section using integrated research, capacity development, and outreach.

Project objectives
  1. Estimate the economic consequences of aflatoxin contamination on human and livestock health, farmer livelihoods, and trade
  2. Develop a database of the prevalence of aflatoxin and the effectiveness of control strategies along value chains for groundnuts in Mali and maize in Kenya
  3. Perform risk analysis to identify cost-effective control strategies for reducing aflatoxin risk
  4. Map the maize and groundnut value chain and investigate the knowledge, awareness, attitudes, practices, and perceptions of aflatoxins by the actors within those value chains as well as their willingness to adopt and pay for aflatoxin testing and control strategies
  5. Communicate and advocate project findings