Project

BL/02/LeapAgri 01: European-African partnership for safe and efficient use of mycotoxin-mitigation strategies in sub-Saharan Africa (MycoSafe-South)

Acronym
BL/02/LeapAgri 01
Duration
15 July 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Toxinology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary pharmacology and toxicology
    • Veterinary public health and food safety
Keywords
sub-Saharan Africa mycotoxins food safety food security animal health human health
 
Project description

Food security remains a major challenge in developing countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the highest prevalence of undernourishment. Worldwide, cereal-based crops are spoiled by toxigenic moulds and their mycotoxins. Food spoilage by moulds and mycotoxins not only reduces the amount of the available food, and can have deleterious effects for animal & human health, It also adversely affects the ability of Africa to trade with the rest of the world.