Project

Analysis of pesticide residueas in major food items and consumer risk assessment in Ethiopia

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 September 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
consumer residues pesticides risk assessment food Ethiopia
 
Project description

Consumer exposure to pesticides may cause a health risk for the people living in Ethipia. pesticide residues analysed on selected food items may exceed internationally safety leveld. Sepcific objectives -To initiate the determination of type and resudues levels of pesticides in teff, maize, coffee and cow milk - to investigate fot the first time the effect of local food processing on the elimination or reduction of pesticide residues in food items - to identify major source of pesticide contamination in the food otems - to identify the total diet (daily intake) of ethiopian people - to undertake the latest methods of consumer risk assessment (deterministic and probabilistic) by taken the amout of daily intake if the diffrent pesticides from the commong food items into account - to set up baseline data for decesion makers for pesticedes uasage and strengthen pesticedes regulation in Ethiopia.