Farmers in our earlier study were very keen on the mobile maize dryer, which is a fairly simple and easy to understand technology. We'll see how they react to Aflasafe - this is a biocontrol product made from local strains of fungi that do not produce aflatoxin. IITA has been successful in getting farmers to participate in field trials of Aflasafe in Kenya, but I expect we'll need to invest some time explaining to farmers what it is and how it works in order to get widespread adoption.
Hi Dorine, We will connect farmers to millers that already offer a premium price for high-quality maize. One major miller has already pledged to provide a letter of intent to aggregators working with farmer groups enrolled in the project, indicating their commitment to purchase maize that conforms to their quality and safety specifications. Best, Vivian