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Aflatoxins in Mozambique: a Historical Review

Version 1 : Received: 6 June 2018 / Approved: 7 June 2018 / Online: 7 June 2018 (10:23:53 CEST)

How to cite: Cambaza, E.; Koseki, S.; Kawamura, S. Aflatoxins in Mozambique: a Historical Review. Preprints 2018, 2018060109 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0109.v1). Cambaza, E.; Koseki, S.; Kawamura, S. Aflatoxins in Mozambique: a Historical Review. Preprints 2018, 2018060109 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0109.v1).

Abstract

In Mozambique, the aflatoxin research started in 1960’s and has been carried through apparently unrelated efforts according to opportunities. However, there was a major trend divided in early epidemiological studies and recent agricultural research. Early investigators found strong correlation between aflatoxin contamination and primary liver cancer. Since then, there have been efforts to analyze the extent of contamination, especially in groundnuts and maize. More recent investigation and intervention aimed mostly to reduce the level of contamination enough to allow such commodities to gain acceptance in the international market. The current status of knowledge is still marginal but the increasing involvement of local authorities, academia and international organizations seems promising.

Subject Areas

aflatoxin, history, research, Mozambique

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