This new initiative from the University of Ghent intends to harness the expertise and infrastructure available in Europe by strengthening the capacity of the Southern partners to tackle the mycotoxin problem and the associated food safety issues. The aim of the 3-year project is to identify and test safe and efficient mitigation strategies to reduce aflatoxins and fumonisins exposure in Africa. The Norwegian Veterinary Institute is, together with the University of Liege, Biomin and Harbro Ltd. one of the European partners in the project. The project intends to educate four PhD students that will receive joint degrees from Belgian and African universities. The project consortium met for the first time during the recent World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town, South Africa.
See also: MycoSafe-South project web site