New Scientific Paper Discusses Aflatoxin Control With Safer Postharvest Practices

In human beings, high aflatoxin levels depress the immune system, thereby contributing to many health problems ranging from cancer and susceptibility to HIV, to stunted growth among children. This led governments in Africa to band together to stop the spread of Aflatoxins in the continent. At an October 2016 meeting …

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Coffee Seed Producer Fights Off Coffee Pests Without Using Pesticides

MATAGALPA, NICARAGUA – A trial in October found that the GrainPro® SuperGrainbag® (SGB) Premium RT can stop insects without adverse effects on coffee seed germination. This came after the trial commissioned by a national coffee seed producer provided positive results against Coffee Borer Beetles (Hypothenemus hampei). During the trial, two SuperGrainbags – …

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Reducing Aflatoxins In Groundnuts Could Lead To Higher Profits

Preliminary results of a new study from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab reveals that better drying and hermetic storage can reduce aflatoxin growth on groundnuts, making the legume safer for human consumption. The study was led by William Appaw, a master’s student in …

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Conference Stresses Impact Of Storage Innovations In Improving Africa’S Food Security

NAIROBI, KENYA – Food security experts from 15 countries openly discussed challenges and solutions during the first Africa Strategic Grain Reserve Conference on June 14-15, 2016 in Nairobi. The Conference, sponsored by the African Union’s Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA), GrainPro, the Schooner Africa Fund, ABT Associates and …

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Trial Of Grainpro® Drying And Coffee Storage Underway For Tomastepec

Palencia City, Guatemala – Smallholder coffee farmers of the Tomastepec cooperative began testing GrainPro® drying and grain storage solutions on February 12, 2016 at their headquarters in Palencia. Tomastepec is a cooperative of smallholder coffee farmers that produces approximately 800 bags of export-quality coffee annually. In order to meet increasing demands …

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