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The Implications of Aflatoxin Contamination for Local Food Safety in Senegal

Tiffany Imes, Leland Fellow
Published 2011

Senegal, Africa

Senegal is one of the lead producers of groundnuts, also known as peanuts, in the world. Their production contributes significantly to food security, poverty reduction, livestock feeding, and national trade development. But groundnuts in Senegal are also highly susceptible to aflatoxin contamination. This paper highlights the impact of aflatoxin contamination on food-safety within local communities in Senegal, gives an overview of current pre-harvest and postharvest practices, and recommends new policies needed to promote better local aflatoxin management in Senegal.

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Publication tags: Policy Reports - Food Systems and Agriculture

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Tiffany Imes

Leland Fellow,