Aflatoxin-contaminated groundnut kernels

Aflatoxin-contaminated groundnut kernels (photo credit: IITA).

Overview
The objectives of this project are to:

  • establish a mycotoxin diagnostics platform at the Biosciences eastern and central Africa hub at the Nairobi campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
  • characterize Aspergillus flavus from maize and soil in Kenya and Tanzania;
  • test modelling as a potential predictive tool and to contextualize findings across Kenya, Tanzania and the region; and
  • identify maize germplasm resistant to aflatoxin accumulation in specific environments through field trials and postharvest experiments.

Timeline
Start Date: 2011 | End Date: 2013

Country/Region
Kenya and Tanzania

Principal investigator
Jagger Harvey

Scientists

  • Arnold Mushongi
  • Benoit Gnonlonfin
  • Darren Kriticos
  • Eric Magembe
  • Glen Fox
  • James Gethi
  • Mary Fletcher
  • Michael Milgroom
  • Phil Pardey
  • Rebecca Nelson
  • Ross Darnell
  • Said Massomo
  • Samuel Mutiga
  • Sheila Okoth
  • Stephen Trowell
  • Vincent Were
  • Yash Chauhan

Partners

Funders

External link
Project web page

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