Project

Survey on mycotoxins in Cameroon and risk management

Duration
01 October 2008 → 30 September 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
mycotoxines Cameroon exposure
 
Project description

As almost no data are available on mycotoxin contamination in Cameroon, a general mycotoxin survey will be conducted in different geographical/climate regions of the country. Easy-to-use field tests for mycotoxin analysis will be used in Cameroon. Local farmers will be trained in good agricultural practices to reduce and prevent mycotoxin contamination. Also preliminary clinical studies will be performed to measure mycotoxin exposure in children.