Govt opts for sensitisation to curb aflatoxins in agric products

Ms Hasifah Ariniitwe displaying her peeled matooke (bananas) on bare ground to dry at Rwabaganda Village, Kyarurangira Sub-county in Rakai District on July 9, 2020. PHOTO/AMBROSE MUSASIZI

What you need to know:

  • Aflatoxins are poisonous compounds produced by moulds/fungus known as Aspergillus flavus. 

Government is considering carrying out more sensitisation and giving free tarpaulins to organised farmer groups to promote the quality of harvests and reduce aflatoxins. 

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