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Aflatoxins in Mozambique: Etiology, Epidemiology and Control

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Laboratory of Food Process Engineering, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0808, Japan
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Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Eduardo Mondlane University, Av. Julius Nyerere, nr. 3453 Maputo, Moçambique
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Agriculture 2018, 8(7), 87; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture8070087
Received: 26 May 2018 / Revised: 15 June 2018 / Accepted: 18 June 2018 / Published: 21 June 2018
Mozambique is endemic to aflatoxigenic Aspergillus but the country has to heavily rely on foreign research to deduce what is happening locally. There is some information produced by local scholars and institutions but it needs to be “tied” together. This review briefly synthetizes the country’s major findings in relation to the toxin’s etiology, epidemiology, detection and control, discussing and meta-analyzing them as far as they allow. The causes and commodities affected are the same as in most tropical countries; the toxin is widespread and the level of exposure is high. Regarding the control, it is still marginal but some institutions have driven efforts in this direction. Learning from other countries is still the best approach to take, as the solutions are probably the same for most places. View Full-Text
Keywords: aflatoxins; Mozambique; etiology; epidemiology; control aflatoxins; Mozambique; etiology; epidemiology; control
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Cambaza, E.; Koseki, S.; Kawamura, S. Aflatoxins in Mozambique: Etiology, Epidemiology and Control. Agriculture 2018, 8, 87.

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