The Co-Occurrence of Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Along the Maize Value Chain in Southwest Nigeria

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September 12, 2018 - Author: Lenis Liverpool-Tasie, Nikita Saha Turna, Oluwatoyin Ademola Adewale Obadina,

Lenis Liverpool-Tasie, Nikita Saha Turna, Oluwatoyin Ademola Adewale Obadina, Felicia Wu. The Co-Occurrence of Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Along the Maize Value Chain in Southwest Nigeria. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 70. East Lansing: Michigan State University. September, 2018.

Key Findings

  • People in Nigeria are at risk of exposure to mycotoxins(aflatoxins and fumonisins) which both have potentialrisk to human and animal health

  • We find evidence that many maize products (51.7% ofour samples) had total aflatoxin levels above theregulatory limits in Nigeria while 12.93% of the samplescontained total fumonisin levels higher than the UnitedStates regulatory limit

  • Aflatoxin and fumonisin contamination in maizeproducts extend beyond production to storage and finalfood products

  • Adequately addressing the mycotoxin challenge requiresconsideration of the entire maize value chain

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Tags: aflatoxin, agrifood system transformation, c1-c2, collaborative in-country policy brief, food safety, food security group, fsg policy brief, fsp policy brief, innovation lab for food security policy, input use and market development, maize, nigeria, value chain


Authors

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie
lliverp@msu.edu

Felicia Wu

Felicia Wu
fwu@msu.edu

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