Agricultural productivity is a fundamental factor towards food security, and for the farmer, it also dictates profitability. While agricultural value chain begins from fundamental but easier components like the selection of the right seed to plant, understanding edaphoclimatic factors, plantation and management of crops among others, there is a huge task in the final part of the value chain that...

Post Harvest, Agricultural Productivity, Safety Conditions, Storage, Food Chain Supply

Read more: Post-Harvest Challenges that Affect Quality of Agricultural Produce and How to Prevent Them

Autor: David Maduri

How safe is your food?

Food, a basic human right and an essential part of human living and in a very big way forms the basis of existence itself. Behind it all there is an immense trust that is put on it be it in a restaurant, supermarket, farm, manufacturing companies and all its major sources. It all starts from the farm before it is on your plate going through different hands and processes having to encounter risks...

Food Safety, Health, Aflatoxins, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance

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Autor: David Maduri
Africa has lately shown itself as an economic powerhouse being the home to 4 of the top 10 fastest growing economies in the world with Ethiopia and Rwanda taking the top 2 leads globally. The four countries in this list including Ivory Coast and Tanzania are economies largely reliant on Agricultural contribution to their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or the main economic activity for the larger population....

Food Safety, Food Testing, Quality Control, Africa

Read more: Food Quality - the missing bit in Africa's $1 trillion food industry opportunity

Autor: David Maduri

We visited Eurofins in Nantes, France

The history of Eurofins begins with Dr. Gerard Martin at the University of Nantes, where he was asked to develop a method for the adulteration of wines. The developed method is known by its acronym in English as: SNIF-NMR (Site-Specific Natural Isotope Fractionation studied by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance). Today together as one of the people who started the operation of Eurofins in France more than...

Eurofins, Food Testing, France, Latin America, Adulteration, Contaminants, Chemistry, Molecular Biology

Read more: We visited Eurofins in Nantes, France

Autor: Pablo E. Leiva Fernández