Africa Centre of Excellence for Mycotoxin and Food Safety

  • 25th June 2019
  • by secretary
Centre Leader, Africa Centre of Excellence for
Mycotoxin and Food Safety, Prof. Hussaini Makun
in a presentation at the opening ceremony

17 -21 June 2019. Minna, Nigeria. Inaugural Meeting of Stakeholders, Africa Centre of Excellence for Mycotoxin and Food Safety.

The Nigerian Food and Toxicology Research Group and the Ghent University International Thematic Network MYTOX-SOUTH, were awarded a $4.8 million grant by the World Bank to establish the “African Centre of Excellence for Mycotoxin and Food Safety”.

Dr. Habiba Hassan – Wassef,
Member of International
Scientific Advisory Board,
  • MYTOX-SOUTH strengthens partnerships for equals between Ghent University and African academic institutes to improve food security and food safety through mitigation of mycotoxins, the major food safety problem in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The African Centre of Excellence (ACE) will create an interdisciplinary, experiential education model that will prepare a cadre of future leaders focused on the rapidly emerging need for innovations at the nexus of food security, food safety, agricultural productivity and economics from local to global scales. 
  • The ACE will foster impactful interdisciplinary research and implement solutions that improve the quality of life of Africans through fit-for-purpose interventions fostering economic growth and access to sufficient safe food for all.
  • The activities of the ACE will be accomplished with 46 industry/sectoral and academic partners, and international scientific advisory board members from across six continents. 
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