Overview and Future Prospects of Aflatoxin Research at ICRISAT

  • 03rd June 2016
  • by secretary
26 September 2014

Abstract :
Aflatoxin contamination of food crops is one of the most agriculturally important problems in the world. Perhaps, this is one of the most focused research areas of several advanced research institutions, CGIAR centers and NARS of several countries. Public health implications due to aflatoxins, the secondary metabolites produced by toxigenic molds Aspergillus flavus, is a global concern. Keeping in view of its growing threat and health hazards on humans and animals, ICRISAT has always been in the forefront in contributing to mitigate this menace especially in groundnut and made a remarkable progress. For over three and half decades, ICRISAT’s aflatoxin research is spear-headed by a number of excellent scientists based in Asia and SSA.

Dr. Waliyar delivered a seminar on “Overview and future prospects of aflatoxin research at ICRISAT” highlighting his research outputs, salient findings and management strategies in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The 2nd part of his presentation focused on the new opportunities, looking ahead he introduced and discussed the outline of a new concept note that was prepared in collaboration of several scientists.