Management of Mycotoxins in wheat: Assessment of the Role of Plant Residues, Cropping Systems and Diversity of Fungal Species on Mycotoxin Contamination of Wheat

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The proposed project aims at assessing the role of crop residues, cropping systems and diversity of fungal species on mycotoxin contamination of wheat. Jointly done with wheat farmers, the project aims at recommending appropriate cropping systems to small-holder farmers and ultimately reduce Fusarium inoculum levels, increase wheat yield and improve human and livestock health by reducing exposure to mycotoxins. Two M.Sc. students will directly implement the proposed activities, acquiring skills in mycotoxin analysis and identification of the morphologically complex Fusarium species. The project will publish a brochure that can be used by wheat farmers and extension personnel while communication to the scientific community will be through publications in peer-reviewed Journals.
Le projet envisagé vise à évaluer le rôle des résidus de récolte, des systèmes de culture et de la diversité d’espèces fongiques sur la contamination par les mycotoxines du blé. Menées avec les producteurs de blé, le projet vise à recommander des systèmes de culture appropriés pour les petits agriculteurs et, finalement, de réduire les niveaux d’inoculum de Fusarium, d’augmenter la production du blé et d’améliorer la santé humaine et animale en réduisant l’exposition aux mycotoxines. Deux étudiants du Master seront directement impliqués dans la mise en œuvre des activités proposées, en acquérant de compétences dans l’analyse des mycotoxines et sur l’identification des espèces de Fusarium morphologiquement complexes. Le projet publiera une brochure qui peut être utilisé par les producteurs du blé et Le personnel de vulgarisation, tandis que la communication à lacommunauté scientifique se fera à travers des publications dans des revues scientifiques.
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Extended abstracts submitted under Integrated Crop Management
Date of publication: 
2012
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East Africa
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RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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Open Access
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Printed resource
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The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants.This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Integrated Crop Management