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Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa. Improving food security, health and trade 5 November 2012. What is PACA?. PACA is an African led partnership that will address a need to: Provide consistent coordination and coherent leadership to the continental efforts on aflatoxin control.

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Partnership for aflatoxin control in africa

Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa

Improving food security,

health and trade

5 November 2012


What is paca

What is PACA?

  • PACA is an African led partnership that will address a need to:

    • Provide consistent coordination and coherent leadership to the continental efforts on aflatoxin control.

    • Promote a comprehensive, cross-cutting program to aflatoxincontrol focused on key areas:

      • Agriculture and food security

      • Health, nutrition, and food safety

      • Trade

    • Encourage engagement of actors across the value chain, and in agriculture, health, and trade sectors.


Paca vision and mission

PACA Vision and Mission

PACA Vision

  • African farmers, farm households and consumers live healthier and more prosperous lives as a result of reducing aflatoxin exposure to safe levels.

    PACA Mission

  • To improve the health, income, and livelihoods of African farmers, farm households and consumers, PACA seeks to address the agriculture and food security, health and trade issues associated with aflatoxin prevalence in Africa by working at all levels (continental, national, regional and local). Specifically, PACA’s mission is to:

    • Increase smallholder farmers’ incomes by enabling their access to markets that pay higher prices for food considered to be at safe aflatoxin levels.

    • Improve consumers’ health by reducing their aflatoxin exposure to achieve safe levels.


Paca objectives

PACA Objectives

In order to achieve its vision and mission, PACA will implement activities aimed at the following objectives:

Support implementation of effective aflatoxin control projects.

Encourage integration of aflatoxin programs within existing frameworks (e.g., CAADP).

Advocate for aflatoxin control and engage leadership across sectors.

Establish a PACA network and information sharing platform.

Mobilize resources and develop a funding mechanism for future aflatoxin control projects.

Create an innovative, durable structure and transparent governance system.


Paca launch and next steps

PACA Launch and Next Steps

  • AUC officially launched PACAon 31 October 2012.

  • PACA Steering Committee Members were inaugurated on 31 October and met on 1 November 2012.

  • Priorities for 2013 will include:

    • Create a PACA platform for all stakeholders to engage and share information

    • Initiate aflatoxin control activities

    • Transition PACA Secretariat to Africa


Partnership for aflatoxin control in africa

PACA

For more information, please visit:

www.aflatoxinpartnership.org

Thank You!


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