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, fsg policy brief, fsp policy brief, input use and market development, maize, nigeria, value chain


Related Topic Areas

Nigeria, C1-C2


Authors

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie
517-432-5418
lliverp@msu.edu

Felicia Wu

Felicia Wu
517-432-4442
fwu@msu.edu


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