The project will:
1) Carry out a preliminary screening to study a possible link between mycotoxins and the nodding disease. Therefore a thorough evaluation of diet components will be carried out with focus on mould infections and mycotoxins in affected districts
2) Upgrade the knowledge of food safety in general and mycotoxins in particularly. Therefore we will strengthen the capacity of Ugandan researchers and lectures in conducting mycotoxin risk assessment, mycotoxin analysis methods and prevention techniques to reduce mycotoxin exposure.