Updated Jul 23, 2019

Cost effective and accurate analytical method [ELISA] for quantifying aflatoxin in grain and feed samples

Part of Iowa State University

This innovation allows for cost-effective and accurate quantification of aflatoxin contamination in livestock feed.


Dirk Maier

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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

Focus Areas:

Food Safety and Standards and Livestock & Agriculture

Food Safety and Standards and Livestock & AgricultureSEE LESS

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Aflatoxin and Fumonisin cause health risks in animals and human beings. Information on the prevalence of aflatoxin and fumonisin in grains and animal feeds in Rwanda is scanty.



It enables early identification of aflatoxin contamination in grains and animal feeds so that proper gain and feed management can be designed. It also helps policy makers to set gain and feed quality standards.

Target Beneficiaries

Feed processors, feed vendors, smallholder livestock farmers, and consumers.

Innovation Description

The innovation is a diagnostic tool (ELISA test) for aflatoxin presence in grain and feed samples. The ELISA test is more cost-effective than alternative existing methods; it is also accurate, allowing for improved and more cost effective surveillance of aflatoxin contaminants in livestock feed.

Competitive Advantage

Current tests are either expensive or not accurate, this expands ability to test for mycotoxins since it is both cost-effective and accurate.


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TITLEAssessment and Mitigation of Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Contamination in Animal Feeds in Rwanda
Food Safety and Standards and Livestock & Agriculture
Implemented InRwanda
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