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Posted 21 May 2018 at 06:46



Aflatoxins, toxic metabolites of Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus fungi, are one of the greatest risks to food security in developing countries. Over 4 billion people are at risk of chronic exposure to aflatoxins through contaminated foods. Significant health problems caused by aflatoxins include acute liver damage and liver cancer. Aflatoxins may be also involved in immune suppression, and growth impairment in children.

Aflatoxins significantly impact trade and economy. Inability to achieve import standards can create barriers to the development of sustainable agriculture, e.g., Africa loses approximately US$670 million annually in lost trade to Europe alone as a result of raw materials failing to meet EU import standards. High yield crop years can often result in even more waste due to limited storage facilities and an inability to export. Economically viable alternati

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 11 November 2017 at 01:10

My Name is  Kalkidan Daniel and i am student in Arsi Universty; study Horticulture am very intersted in Agriprofocus and i like what you do for the youth generation in Agriculture.

Gizaw Legesse Dear Kalkidan, welcome to the network. And thank you for your comment. I see that your profile page still need update ( You can add some info so that members in the network can easily get in touch with you. You can always contact us for any help on how to do that; though I think it is very easy - just click on your name above and edit your profile.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 30 January 2017 at 06:13

Postgraduate course - Science and Leadership for Transforming Institutions.

Hi all, I am just sharing about this course. Find further details at end of message :)

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in partnership with University of Dar es Salaam School of Business, the International Foundation for Science (IFS), and Regional Universities Forum (RUFORUM) invites you to participate in the course “Science and Leadership for Transforming Institutionsin Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 27 February through 10 March 2017. This course is part of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) 2015 -2020 Bilateral Capacity Building

Programme for Tanzania and other country programmes.

The overall objective of the course is to increase knowledge and competences in leadership and science to support young scientists in building more effective and robust institutions.

The course aims to give PhD students from African and European countries the opportunity to understand

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 7 March 2016 at 11:26

University Placement Inquiry

I am enquiring as to any potential opportunities for placement year work. I am currently a second year International History and Politics student at The University of Leeds and have been given the chance to embark on a work placement for the third year of my degree programme. As well being a student I have over 4 years hands on agricultural experience on an arable farm in the East of England. I am looking to combine both my academic and employment experience and skills in some sort of rural/agricultural development capacity.

I am open to any opportunities or suggestions. Said placement would need to last at least 9 months (or could be made up of 2 shorter placements totalling 9 months – 12 months). Also unfortunately due to my personal financial situation I would not be able to do it on a purely volunteering basis.

Thank you for taking the time to read my enquiry, I have tried to keep it as concise as possible. Please contact me for any further informatio

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