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Detail

Area
East African Community
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Aflatoxin
Date
18/09/2018
Policy Category
Other
Policy Instrument
Pesticide regulation
Description
Planned to develop a regional policy framework to address human and animal health threats posed by aflatoxin contamination.
Notes
Members of the East African Community plan to develop a policy framework to address the human and animal health threats posed by aflatoxin contamination. Reportedly, aflatoxins from fungi are widespread in the region and cause contamination of staple foods, especially groundnuts. Under the initiative, policy makers and other stakeholders will be sensitized on the need and possible measures to prevent aflatoxins from developing and to mitigate the impact of contamination. If successfully implemented, prevention and control measures have the potential to enable intra-regional trade and overseas exports of agricultural products.