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Video: Managing aflatoxins in groundnuts during drying and storage

March 14th, 2017 / Access Agriculture, Kenya

Certain moulds grow on groundnut, maize and other foods. These moulds produce a poison called aflatoxin. To have healthy groundnuts it is important to care for the groundnut during its whole growth, but especially during drying and storage. See …

Promoting high value cassava products

November 22nd, 2016 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow Lominda Afedraru writes: Farmers have been trained in proper methods of drying cassava for quality flour. There is a cassava drier facility in Soroti where farmers learn the basic practices to be applied.
Cassava is identified as one of the emerging market oriented commodities will improve the livelihood of …

Stronger food businesses, better food security

September 19th, 2016 / TechnoServe, US

Not long ago, HOME Oil, a small cooking oil manufacturer in southern Malawi, was in trouble. Without the necessary food safety certifications, the company’s products were unable to break into local markets. To keep the business afloat, its owner was covering operating expenses out of his own pocket.
The struggles of …

Turning value addition into family business

September 3rd, 2016 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow, Michail Ssali reports: Farmers need some basic skills of food processing and preservation. In most cases, the farmers that try to process their food items end up selling them at better prices and earning higher profits. Food processing is basically about improving the storage life, quality and safety. …

Tanzania: fruit & veg industry to curb unemployment

July 16th, 2015 / Tanzania Daily News

As a solution to unemployment, alongside proper processing and storage of fishing and farm products, the government last year decided to establish the ‘Zanzibar Technology and Business Incubator (ZTBI)’ centre. The mission of ZTBI is to stimulate new business development and growth of enterprises into successful well structures and full …