Aflatoxin

What is it?

A dangerous carcinogenic food toxin from a byproduct of molds and often found in staple crops like peanuts and corn.

What harm does it do?

in Adults:

  • Liver Cancer

  • Suppression of the Immune System

In Children:

  • Mental Impairment

  • Stunting

    Quality standards for import/export prevent small groundnut farmers from getting fair prices

    Many farmers do not reach their income potential due to poor quality associated with aflatoxin

What’s our goal?

To promote self-reliance within the coop (Chipata District Farmers Association) we’re partnering with, creating a foundation for CDFA to continue spreading information and hosting trainings about aflatoxin and how to reduce contamination.

 

How the project works:

FOR FARMERS:

Training on the five step program to put into day to day use for safer practices, for more sellable product that will generate more income.

FOR CDFA:

Training on how to build, operate and maintain the RWP, UNS, and ATK to continue training local farmers, and sharing information about why they make a difference

With CDFA’s guidance, local farmers will be able to recognize and react to aflatoxin appropriately to protect themselves and their product, reducing contamination at every step of the process!



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