Understanding and Managing Aflatoxin Contamination in the Groundnut Value Chain in Nigeria
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Micheal Vabi, Chris O. Eche, Aisha A. Mukhtar, Ayuba Kunihya, Olufunmilola Alabi, Kwanashie Adobe, Ebenezer J. Ekefan, Ogbadu Godwin Haruna, Babu N Motagi, Hakeem Ajeigbe. (31/1/2016). Understanding and Managing Aflatoxin Contamination in the Groundnut Value Chain in Nigeria. Hyderabad, India: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).
This manual is conceived to support awareness raising campaigns of the groundnut value chain actors in and out of the States targeted for the implementation of the USAID funded Groundnut Technology Upscaling Project in Nigeria. It is a fallout of two capacity development events of the project Media Training and Training of Trainers Workshops organized by ICRISAT in Kano during the first six months of project implementation in Nigeria. In view of the focus of the groundnut technology upscaling project on ensuring that farmers produce and market groundnuts free of Aflatoxins, the manual provides the general and specific information on Aflatoxin contamination and its management at all stages of the groundnut value chain. Though considered to be a basic companion document for frontline officers of partner institutions of the groundnut technology project, it can also be used by other actors of the groundnut value chain. The Manual is laid out in two parts; while Part 1 provides general and specific information required for the understanding of Aflatoxin, Part 2 focuses on the management of Aflatoxins at all stages of the groundnut value chain.