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Aflatoxin: A threat to competitiveness of EAC Agricultural produce and products in domestic and international markets.
The EAC Partner States are losing trade and general market accessibility due to sale of aflatoxin contaminated foods. Aflatoxins are barriers to trade, notwithstanding the health implications to the consumer upon sustained ...
Disposal and alternative use of Aflatoxin contaminated food.
Agricultural commodities, including maize, groundnuts, and cassava, milk, and cotton seed contaminated with aflatoxin pose serious threat to human and animal health, and to the economies of the EAC Partner States. It is, ...
Prevention and Control of Aflatoxin and associated losses during post harvest handling of agricultural commodities in EAC.
Aflatoxins are a set of poisonous substances produced by fungi (molds) that can potentially cause cancer and contribute to stunting and immunosuppression in vulnerable groups. Aflatoxin contamination occurs in major staple ...
Harmonization and strengthening of Aflatoxin Standards regulation for human food and food products to promote public health
Aflatoxin contamination in food is a public health concern. East African Community estimates of Aflatoxin contamination in food are as high as 60% in some regions.
EAC Livestock Policy
The EAC secretariat has developed this livestock policy to foster focused and coherent set of strategic policy decisions and actions relevant to propelling and transforming EAC Partner States Livestock industry beyond the ...
East African Community Gender Policy
The promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women is central to the mandate of The EAC and intrinsic to its development approach. This includes advocating for women’s and girls’ equal rights, combatting ...
Mitigating harmful effects of Aflatoxin on animal health and productivity.
Livestock plays a key role in the economies and livelihoods of the people in the East African Community (EAC). The sector contributes an average of 10% of GDP of EAC partner states. Average contribution of livestock to ...
Impact of Aflatoxin exposure to children during the first 1000 days of life.
The most vulnerable group of population is exposed to Aflatoxin within the 1000 days of life from conception to child's second birthday. This population group is highly affected because their body systems have not fully ...
Use of Biocontrol for Aflatoxin Prevention and Control in the EAC
The main cause of high level of contamination includes limited use of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) such as use of drought and insect resistant varieties, the application of inputs to ensure plant health, the timely ...
Harmful effects of Aflatoxin and its impact on Human Health
The EAC region experiences high temperature and humidity which favors growth of Aflatoxin producing fungi normally found in the soil. Contamination of food crops and food products occurs in all stages of food value chain ...