November 2013. 62 pages.
The nineteen briefs in this set thus provide different perspectives on aflatoxin risks and solutions. The analyses fall under four broad themes: (1) what is known about the health risks from aflatoxins; (2) how to overcome market constraints to improved aflatoxin control by building new market channels and incentives; (3) what is the international policy context for taking action in developing countries; and (4) what is the state of research on new aflatoxin control technologies, including new methods for aflatoxin detection, crop breeding, biological control, food storage and handling, and postharvest mitigation.
- Tackling Aflatoxins: An Overview of Challenges and Solutions
- Aflatoxicosis: Evidence from Kenya
- Aflatoxin Exposure and Chronic Human Diseases: Estimates of Burden of Disease
- Child Stunting and Aflatoxins
- Animals and Aflatoxins
- Managing Mycotoxin Risks in the Food Industry: The Global Food Security Link
- Farmer Perceptions of Aflatoxins: Implications for Intervention in Kenya
- Market-led Aflatoxin Interventions: Smallholder Groundnut Value Chains in Malawi
- Aflatoxin Management in the World Food Programme through P4P Local Procurement
- Reducing Aflatoxins in Africa’s Crops: Experiences from the Aflacontrol Project
- Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions to Reduce Aflatoxin Risk
- Trade Impacts of Aflatoxin Standards
- Codex Standards: A Global Tool for Aflatoxin Management
- The Role of Risk Assessment in Guiding Aflatoxin Policy
- Mobilizing Political Support: Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa
- Biological Controls for Aflatoxin Reduction
- Managing Aflatoxin Contamination of Maize: Developing Host Resistance
- Reducing Aflatoxins in Groundnuts through Integrated Management and Biocontrol
- Improving Diagnostics for Aflatoxin Detection
5 November 2013. Washington.
14 November 2013. Nairobi launch.
IFPRI’s 2020 Vision Initiative and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health invited Laurian Unnevehr and Delia Grace to convene a group of global experts to prepare 19 policy briefs focused on what can be done to reduce the detrimental impacts of aflatoxins.
Speakers at the event provided address challenges and solutions, with a focus on market and policy options to combat aflatoxins and improve food safety.
Presentation by Rajul Pandya-Lorch, IFPRI
Presentation by Laurian Unnevehr, IFPRI
Presentation by David Crean, Mars Inc.
Presentation by Sheryl Schneider, World Food Programme
Question and Answer session at the IFPRI Policy Seminar,
2020 Focus briefs
Blog story: Launch of aflatoxin briefs
Blog story: Incentivizing aflatoxin control
Published on 30 Oct 2013
Interview with Senior Research Fellow, Laurian Unnevehr, on the release of the IFPRI 2020 Focus briefs, “Aflatoxins – finding solutions for improved food safety” recorded October 29, 2013.