Systems Research to Access Risk of Preharvest Aflatoxin Contamination and to Develop Technologies to Reduce Aflatoxin Contamination of Peanut


The goal of UGA 22A was to develop system models to assess risk of aflatoxin contamination and to develop technologies to reduce aflatoxin contamination of peanut.


Good progress was being made in the U.S. and in West Africa and environmental and crop growth data were being incorporated into models. Additional data from diseases and pests surveys were becoming available. There were excellent prospects for developing explanatory and predictive models to assist in development of crop management practices to eliminate or greatly reduce risk of aflatoxin contamination of peanuts. The results will be relevant to the U.S., the H.C., and to other countries within semi-arid environments.


Aflatoxin contamination

Lead Scientist

Dr. Keith Ingram
University of Georgia



Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom, University of Georgia
Dr. Farid Waliyar, ICRISAT/Mali

Benin Collaborators

J. Detongnon, INRAB, Benin
Adamou Mustafa, INRAB, Benin
B. Ahohouendo, Université de Benin

Mali Collaborators

Bamory Diarra, IER
Keita Djeneba-Konate, IER