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    Introduction Information is fragmented on the prevalence of aflatoxins, a variety of mycotoxin, in the maize value chain in Kenya and in the groundnut value chain in Mali. The purpose of this study is to generate a consistent database of ...
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    Aflatoxins, which are produced by Aspergillus molds, depend on environmental conditions in order to thrive. These toxins occur under drought conditions, when plants are more vulnerable to colonization by Aspergillus (Sanders et al. 1993), and ...
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    In 2004, several hundred Kenyans became severely ill, and 125 died, of acute aflatoxicosis: a disease of liver failure associated with consuming extremely high levels of aflatoxin in food (Lewis et al. 2005; Strosnider et al. 2006). Since then, ...
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    The Aflacontrol Project aims to provide evidence-based information on the cost effectiveness of existing control technologies used to reduce the risk of human and animal exposure to aflatoxin contamination in developing countries. It also aims to ...