Importance of proper grain handling: The way you handle grains including Maize, Rice, Corn, Cassava, Nuts, Peanuts, Chilies, Spices can either earn you high profits or cause massive financial losses and expose people to getting liver cancer, Kidney inflammation, reduced sperm count and infertility, reduced growth rate and low birth weight. Information on how to avoid the negative effects, as developed by the Directorate of Crop Resources and Focal Desk for the African Union Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) is available on the National Agriculture Portal (Official Ministry Website). Here are some useful links:
Mycotoxin Control in Uganda: http://agriculture.go.ug/mycotoxin-control-in-uganda/
Launch of National Action Plan and Strategy for Aflatoxin Control in Uganda:
Aflatoxin Control: How poor handling of grains and agricultural products causes cancer and other health-related complications:
The above pages also include excerpts of official statements and plans as presented by Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries and Mr Pius Wakabi Kasajja the Permanent Secretary.
Ministry Vision: "A Competitive, Profitable and Sustainable Agricultural Sector."