DO YOU HAVE A DISRUPTIVE FOOD/NON FOOD SOLUTION FOR AN AFLATOXIN-FREE FOOD SYSTEM?
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... Read more
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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 Institutions” in 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... Read more
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
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... Read more