AFLAH: Improving aflatoxins control in Haiti.
Several public and private, national and international organizations are concerned about the safety of food available to Haitian consumers and have recognized the potential risks of aflatoxins for human health. These organizations test aflatoxins levels in food, assess the level of exposure of the population to these substances, or promote the adoption of control methods for farmers and other stakeholders in the agrifood value chain. Adopting a complementary approach, the AFLAH project aims to encourage the involvement of the whole Haitian society in the fight for aflatoxins control. Assuming that practices to limit aflatoxins contamination of food are already well known, the project focuses on the factors that influence the adoption of such practices by those who produce, distribute and process peanut, sorghum and corn.
The AFLAH project is focused on four topics:
- Assessment of the factors that influence adoption of aflatoxins control methods by peanut farmers;
- Identification of critical control points for aflatoxins contamination in the peanut value chain;
- Development of safe solutions for contaminated peanut;
- Strategic planning support for government actions on aflatoxin control issues.