The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development
12 December 2018. Ghana inaugurated the National Steering Committee for Aflatoxin Control.

The Committee was established as part of the deliverables of a project titled:“Developing national policy and technical regulation for aflatoxin control in food and feed”. It is being coordinated by the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (CSIR-STEPRI) and funded by AGRA.

The Committee was inaugurated by the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation. Download the concept note here.

Statements were given by AGRA and USDA where they indicated their commitment to ensuring the production and marketing of safe and quality agricultural produce for improved health and increased income. The keynote speech was delivered by the Minister.

After the inauguration, the Committee met and elected their leaders: Prof. Richard Awuah (Chiarman); Mrs Lysbeth Adetola (Vice Chairman); Dr. Rose Omari Secretary; Ibrahim K. Asante (Vice Secretary).

The terms of reference for the Committee include:

  • Assist in the development of the National Policy and Technical Regulation for Aflatoxin Control (currently on-going)
  • Spearhead awareness creation on aflatoxins among policy makers and relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure the implementation of the National Policy and Technical Regulation for Aflatoxin Control
  • Seek partnership with national, regional and international organisation championing aflatoxin control agenda
  • Facilitate coordination of aflatoxin activities in various Ministries, Departments and Agencies
  • Revive the Innovation Platform for aflatoxin control that was established in 2015
  • Mobilise resources for aflatoxin control activities

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