Aflatoxins: The Climate, Gender and Nutritional Linkages
IFPRI Webinar: Aflatoxins: The Climate, Gender and Nutritional Linkages (under the GCAN Initiative)
In this webinar, panelists from the International Food Policy Research Institute, USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, Purdue University and an independent consultant will discuss how aflatoxins relate to climate change, gender and nutrition.
It will specifically address the following questions:
1) How might aflatoxin levels change for maize and groundnuts as a result of climate change?
2) What are the key nutritional and gendered entry points to address aflatoxins? and
3) What are ongoing, key USAID interventions to address this challenge?
Register for the webinar here.
Panelists will include:
- Elizabeth Bryan, Senior Scientist, in IFPRI’s Environment and Production Technology Division, will moderate the session
- Meredith Soule, Technical Division Chief, Bureau for Food Security, will provide a short introduction to GCAN
- Timothy Thomas, a Research Fellow at IFPRI, will present projections of aflatoxin concentration under climate change, work jointly developed with the University of Florida
- Lynn Brown, an Independent Consultant and the former chief economist of the World Food Program, will discuss linkages of aflatoxins with gender and nutrition as well as potential solutions
- Ahmed Kablan, Senior Nutrition and Food Safety Research Advisor, Bureau of Food Security, USAID, will discuss the Bureau’s approaches to tackling aflatoxin challenges, and
- Jonathan Bauchet, Purdue University, will show results from a USAID-funded field experiment on interventions designed to reduce aflatoxin contamination among smallholder farmers