Book of abstracts for the final AflaNet conference

  • 04th September 2018
  • by secretary

30 August 2018. Book of abstracts for the final AflaNet conference (August 2018, 76 pages)

Duration June 2016 – March 2018 

Coordinator Max Rubner-Institut (MRI) 
  • Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) 
  • East African Farmers Federation (EAFF) 
The organizers of the AflaNet project announced in April 2017 a conference to be held in Nairobi, Kenya. 

  • The deadline for abstract submission was 15th June, 2017. 
  • The initial Conference date was 9th October, 2017
  • The aim of the conference was to bring together scientists, stakeholders, institutes, farmers and governmental institutions seeking for long-lasting, innovative and practicable ideas to combat Aflatoxin from the food value chain.

The project funded by the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture in 2016 was designed as an initial study that is planned to be followed by a more intensive, overall collaborative project with African partners. The goal of the AflaNet project was to establish a long-term network between scientific and development partners in Kenya/East Africa and Germany to address the reduction of aflatoxins in the food value chain. Scientific results have been gathered by conducting a carry-over study of aflatoxin into milk, about verifying aflatoxin rapid tests and molecular methods to minimise contamination.

Unfortunately, due to political instability this conference was postponed twice and finally cancelled. The Book of abstracts for the final AflaNet conference is now released. 
  • Recommendations for a large scale sensitization campaign against molds and mycotoxin contaminations in food chain in Cameroon 
  • Aflatoxin studies in Egypt: The problems and some ways to solve its risk
  • Isolation of mycotoxigenic fungi and detection and quantification of Ochratoxin A upon locally consumed coffee in Ethiopia 
  • Aflatoxin risk and resistance in Teff (Eragrostis tef) in Ethiopia 
  • Study on aflatoxin contamination in peanut butter traded in Addis Abeba markets, Ethiopia
  • Occurence of mycotoxigenic fungi and their mycotoxins in sugar cane grass and its by-products: the forgotten agricultural crop
  • Tackling aflatoxin contamination through breeding for resistant maize varieties
  • Building capacity in urban and peri-urban smallholder dairy farmers to produce and sell aflatoxin free milk, Kisumu county, Kenya 
  • Challenges in addressing aflatoxin in the food chain in Kenya
  • Role of dissemination of short targeted and practical messages in adoption of mitigation strategies against aflatoxins
  • Aflatoxin contamination levels along the Kenyan dairy supply chain are related to husbandry practices and socio-economic factors
  • Status of aflatoxin contamination in milk among small holder dairy farmers in peri-urban areas of Nairobi County: A case study of Kasarani Sub County, Kenya
  • Assessment of farmers’ perceptions of Aflasafe KE01tm, a biological control product for managing aflatoxin in Kenya 
  • Assessment of willingness-to-pay for Aflasafe, a biological control for aflatoxins in Kenya
  • Mandela cock versus windrow groundnut dying technique: A paired comparison of aflatoxin contamination and seed germination in Malawi
  • Modelling of aflatoxin contamination in Malawi milk
  • Aflatoxin risk management in commercial groundnut products in Malawi:A call for a mor socially responsible industry
  • Determinant of farmers’ willingness to pay for aflatoxin biocontrol in Kano and Kaduna states, Nigeria 
  • Knowledge of aflatoxin contamination in groundnut among rural women groundnut farmers in Kwara State, Nigeria
  • Assessment and migration of aflatoxin and fumonisin contamination in animal foods in Rwanda
  • Occurrence of Aflatoxin M1 contamination in dairy products in Khartoum State, Sudan 
  • Status of aflatoxin levels and control strategies in groundnuts – case of Tanzania 
  • Value chain analysis of aflatoxin B1 levels in the locally produced poultry feeds in Uganda: A case of mutima feeds (U) LTD 
  • The effect of existing sun drying surfaces on aflatoxin contamination in groundnutzs in Zambia