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GHANA STANDARD AUTHORITY EDUCATE FAMERS, PROCESSORS ON AFLATOXIN

The Ghana standard Authority in partnership with AGRA and the Mexican embassy has organized a one-day sensitization meeting with farmers, processors and people from Academia to educate them on Aflatoxin and its management.

The project aims to catalyse and sustain and inclusive agriculture transformation by improving food safety and security through increased knowledge about aflatoxins.

The deputy minister of trade and Industry Hon Carlos Kingsley Ahenkora in an interview with peace news commanded the embassy of Mexico for this initiative for supporting the government of to eradicate the Aflatoxin bacteria from our cereals food for consumption and exports.

He said the sensitization is to help make grains safe for consumption while improving their market value.

Deputy Director General of the Ghana standard authority, Mr Charles Amoako added that Aflatoxin causes a lot of problems in the country and affects exports products in the country economy and agricultural as a whole which the country loses a lot of income.

The Mexican ambassador to Ghana H. E Maria de loss Angeles Arriola also spoke about the solutions for Aflatoxin with modern technology.

She added that Mexico is now Aflatoxin free Country, for this reason, they went to partner Ghana standard authority and, ministry of health trade ministry to fight and eradicate free aflatoxin in Ghana and improve the food security.

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