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dc.contributor.authorIsmail, Suraiya
dc.contributor.authorShindano, John
dc.contributor.authorBanda Nyirenda, Drinah
dc.contributor.authorBandyopadhyay, Ranajit
dc.contributor.authorAkello, Juliet
dc.coverage.spatialZambiaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-10T12:58:20Z
dc.date.available2014-09-10T12:58:20Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-10
dc.identifier.isbn978 1 78118 181 2
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/4383
dc.description.abstractOn 8 June 2013, the Vice President of Zambia stated that his government ‘is fully committed to reducing chronic undernutrition by 50 per cent in the next ten years…’ What are the challenges to meeting this goal? Zambia has both a high consumption of groundnuts and high levels of aflatoxin contamination of this commodity. Recent studies indicate an association between stunting and aflatoxin exposure. If the association exists, then Zambia faces serious challenges to reaching its target of 50 per cent reduction in chronic undernutrition. Recent efforts to identify atoxigenic strains for biocontrol in maize and groundnuts give cause for cautious optimism. Nonetheless, the challenges ahead demand both a high level of political will to achieve effective multisectoral collaboration and the willingness of the agricultural and health sectors to undertake rigorous monitoring of aflatoxin contamination and growth of young children, as well as the agricultural sector’s commitment to reduce substantially levels of aflatoxin contamination and to promote agricultural diversification.en_GB
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dc.rightsThis is an Open Access report distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcodeen_GB
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectNutritionen_GB
dc.titleDoes Exposure to Aflatoxin Constrain Efforts to Reduce Stunting in Zambia?en_GB
dc.typeSeries paper (IDS)en_GB
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen_GB
dc.identifier.teamKnowledge Servicesen_GB


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