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New groundnut production techniques promote health and wealth – Validated RNRRS Output

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Sub-Saharan Africa
Asia and the Pacific
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Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses

This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID’s 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Feed manufacturers, national agricultural research systems (NARS), NGOs, farmers, traders and consumers in India, Malawi, Mozambique, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal are benefiting from new technologies that enable them to defend themselves against deadly aflatoxins. Previously, these natural carcinogenic agents produced by fungi in the soil were reducing the ability of the poorest farmers to sell their groundnut crops and were also threatening the health of consumers. The new control measures include a simple, low-cost aflatoxin diagnostic test kit, detection laboratories with staff trained in the use of the diagnostic kits, awareness-raising activities, farmer participatory testing of new varieties, and a range of pre- and post-harvest aflatoxin prevention techniques suitable for various agro-ecological and socio-economic conditions.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (17 pp.) taken from the CD.