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Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) Co-sponsors Uncommon Partnerships Address Aflatoxins Event

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA), and Mars, Inc. are co-sponsoring a side event at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development: Uncommon Partnerships Address Aflatoxins, an Urgent Worldwide Food Safety Challenge. The event is taking place 15 July, at the Jupiter International Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
This side event will illustrate the progress being made on developing solutions for food contamination, through uncommon collaborations and partnerships, and will point toward future solution pathways. Representatives of several organizations will: Illustrate food safety problems through aflatoxin challenges and present a compelling need for comprehensive strategies with urgency for action; Humanize aflatoxins' devastating impacts on the nutrition and health of women, children and the reduced income consequences of farmers; Share lessons learned and opportunities to prevent and control aflatoxins to achieve freedom from the harmful effects of aflatoxins; Highlight the need for and value of increased purpose-focused research and development, training, capacity development and long term commitments.