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Aflatoxins in Mozambique: Impact and Potential for Intervention

Version 1 : Received: 19 June 2018 / Approved: 20 June 2018 / Online: 20 June 2018 (09:50:00 CEST)

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Cambaza, E.; Koseki, S.; Kawamura, S. Aflatoxins in Mozambique: Impact and Potential for Intervention. Agriculture 2018, 8, 100. Cambaza, E.; Koseki, S.; Kawamura, S. Aflatoxins in Mozambique: Impact and Potential for Intervention. Agriculture 2018, 8, 100.

Journal reference: Agriculture 2018, 8, 100
DOI: 10.3390/agriculture8070100

Abstract

Aflatoxins are a known cause of primary liver cancer in Mozambique since pre-independence epidemiological studies. However, their impact goes beyond the public health, affecting the country’s economy and raising legal concerns. As a developing country endemic for Aspergillus, the nation has been struggling to keep pace with external trade quality demands, delicate policy making, still dealing with the farmers’ limitations to control the contamination. The contamination shows variations over time, space and the different commodities. Considering the recommendations of the Codex Alimentarius, the major crops will be highly implicated unless there is major intervention from the authorities to control the toxins.

Subject Areas

aflatoxins; Mozambique; impact; health; economy; regulation

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