WHERE : India, Kenya

According to estimates, as much as 47 percent of the world’s peanut supply—and 25 percent of the world’s food crops—are contaminated by aflatoxin, which is known to cause cancer and other health risks. Often, aflatoxin contamination is not well understood at the farm level where farmers are unaware of its existence, and local and regional markets do not test for its presence. This creates both a public health risk in the local markets and lost market opportunities when crops are test and rejected for processing and export.

Market Solution

Tanager is working with farmers, confectionary companies, research institutions, traders and processors to test the effects of different aflatoxin prevention practices and technologies both on the farm and in the post-harvest process for peanuts and maize to determine which practices and technologies are most effective at reducing aflatoxin. With this knowledge, Tanager educates farmers and other value chain stakeholders on the impacts of aflatoxin, and promotes the practices and technologies to mitigate aflatoxin and improves supply chain performance benefiting all stakeholders in the value chain.

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Aflatoxin: Reducing Prevalence and Exposure


Kenya, India


2012–2017 (Kenya), 2017–2020 (India)

Market Impact

  • Farmers produce and process higher quality crops with reduced aflatoxin levels, allowing them to reach better markets for their products.
  • Processors reduce rejection rates during processing which translates into better prices paid to farmers and the expansion of value added activities and increased exports.