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UKAID Department for International Development (R4D) 2003

Aflatoxin contamination on groundnut in southern India ; raising awareness and transferring and disseminating technologies to reduce aflatoxin

Aflatoxin Groundnut

Titre : Aflatoxin contamination on groundnut in southern India ; raising awareness and transferring and disseminating technologies to reduce aflatoxin

Pays : Ghana, India

Projet de recherche pour le Développement : R8298

DFID Programme : Crop Protection

Organismes de mise en œuvre  : Lead Institutes : International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

Durée : Start Date : 01-04-2003 — End Date : 30-03-2005

Objectifs  : Promotion strategies to reduce the impact of pests and stablise yields in semi-arid cereal-based cropping systems for the benefit of poor people.

Descriptif
Groundnut is grown in low rainfall areas in southern India by poor farmers. Groundnut cultivation is the main livelihood activity of >500,000 farmers in Anantapur and Chittoor Districts alone, and these farmers have few options other than groundnuts. Due to drought, contamination with aflatoxin is widespread in these areas throughout the food and feed chain. Any improvement in yield and/or quality of groundnut will therefore affect a very large number of poor people in these Districts. Furthermore, there are >8 million groundnut consumers in Anantapur District, as well as countless livestock and poultry, whose long-term health will be improved by reducing aflatoxin contamination. Availability of higher yielding, early maturing, aflatoxin resistant varieties will benefit all farmers and improve livelihoods. Initially in three Districts in AP within 5 years, spreading to other groundnut producing districts AP, Tamil Nadu (TN) and Karnataka (KN) within 10 years.

Total Cost to DFID : £142,170

Présentation : Recherche for Development (R4D)

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