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Development of Biological Control of Aflatoxins to Improve Public Health, Increase Trade and Enhance Food Security in Nigeria and Kenya

Investigators
Cotty, Peter
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2011
End date
2013
Objective
Assist scientists based in Africa with the development of biological control for the management of aflatoxins in Kenya and Nigeria with the goal of optimizing the use of native microbials for the practical management of aflatoxin contamination.
More information
Approach: Potential biological control agents will be collected from soils and crops collected in the target countries. Techniques will be developed to provide information useful in selecting optimal biological control strains. Assistance will be provided for the training of African scientists in order to improve the capacity of the target nations to contribute improvements to biological control. Field and laboratory experience will be used to troubleshoot problems associated with adapting biological control to the target areas.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
6054-42000-022-10T
Accession number
0419481
Categories
Food Defense and Integrity
Mycotoxins