Decade-long trials prove efficacy of Nigeria’s aflatoxin biocontrol product
An IITA-led partnership has honed aflatoxin biocontrol for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) for over 15 years. Recently, the team published a landmark journal article reporting a 10-year study on the efficacy of Aflasafe®, a registered biocontrol product for aflatoxin management in Nigeria. This is the longest-running, most extensive study on efficacy of any biocontrol product or management practice for aflatoxin alleviation. The study firmly establishes Aflasafe® as a vital tool in the fight against aflatoxins.
Aflatoxin contamination of crops in SSA, especially maize and groundnut, is common. It has a profound negative impact on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to personal, social, economic, and national development opportunities.