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Aflatoxin Mitigation Using Biocontrol In The Maize And Groundnut Value Chain To Improve Public Health And Enhance Food Security In Mozambique

Investigators
Cotty, P J
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2014
End date
2016
Objective

Train and assist scientists based in Africa with the development of biological control for the management of aflatoxins in Mozambique with the goal of optimizing use of native microbials for the practical management of aflatoxin contamination and understanding the contamination process.

More information

In collaboration between the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and USDA-ARS potential biological control agents will be collected from soils and crops in the target country and characterized with molecular tools to assist selection of biological control fungi. Assistance will be provided for the training of African scientists in order to improve the capacity of the target nations to contribute to improvements in aflatoxin management. Field and laboratory experience will be used to teach students and troubleshoot problems associated with adapting biological control to Mozambique.

Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
6054-42000-022-18T
Accession number
426625
Categories
Mycotoxins
Food Defense and Integrity
Commodities
Nuts, Seeds