This report summary commissioned by USAID's Southern Africa Trade Hub (SATH) recommends practical interventions for tackling aflatoxin contamination in Malawi’s groundnut value chains. Aflatoxins are carcinogenic by-products of a fungus (Aspergillus) that grows on crops such as maize, paprika and groundnuts as a result of poor pre- and post-harvest practices. The CDC and the World Health Organisation estimate that around a quarter of liver cancers are related to aflatoxin consumption and there are causal links with hepatitus and other non-communicable liver diseases.

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