Project

Survey on mycotoxins in Cameroon and risk management

Duration
01 August 2009 → 31 July 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
Keywords
easy-to-use analysis mycotoxin
 
Project description

Nowadays, surveys carried out in developing countries, reveals very high levels of mycotoxin contamination in food matrices. Inspite this rapid increase in research results from developing countries, no data has been reported for Cameroon. Thus, this project aim at the following objectives: to obtain knowledge on the extend of mycotoxin contamination in different areas of Cameroon, to gather information on the mycotoxin contents in the Cameroon's staple food, to introduce easy-to-use field test for mycotoxin analysis in Cameroon and to transfer knowledge on good agricultural practices in order to reduce mycotoxin contamination.