Mitigating Aflatoxin in Rwanda


  • Dr. Tim Herrman State Chemist and Director, Office of the Texas State Chemist
  • Vivian Hoffmann Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Illuminee Kamaraba Rwanda Agriculture and Livestock Resource Board
  • Matieyedou Konlambigue International Institute of Tropical Agriculture



Aflatoxin, Rwanda, mitigation strategies, APTECA


On August 18th, 2021, the International Growth Centre and the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture organised a webinar under the theme Market Driven Strategies for Mitigating Aflatoxin in Rwanda. The webinar highlighted Rwanda's progress towards mitigating aflatoxin and showcased innovative approaches used by neighbouring countries. The event was an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss Rwanda’s key challenges in post-harvest management and assess the evidence on approaches that have (not) worked in similar contexts.


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— Updated on 2022-02-02




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Mitigating Aflatoxin in Rwanda. (2022). Journal of Regulatory Science, 9(2). (Original work published 2022)

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