How the Aflasafe Modular Plant is producing aflsafe to control aflatoxins in maize and groundnuts

Set up in 2016, the Aflasafe Modular Plant is a Government facility in partnership with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) used to produce aflasafe to control aflatoxin in maize and groundnuts. Aflatoxin is a poisonous fungi that attacks maize and affects the quality produced, particularly after harvesting and is known to cause liver cancer. Dr. Noah Wawire, Institute Director, Agricultural Mechanization Research Institute explains that aflatoxin is a huge problem in the Eastern, Coastal and Western regions having experienced loss of lives in 2004 where 125 people in the Eastern region died from aflatoxin consumption.

Cost: KSh 14.65 Million
Status as at Jan 2019: Complete
County: Machakos

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