Senior Fellow Explores How to Reduce Aflatoxins

Aflatoxins, highly toxic substances produced by fungi in tropical regions, are having devastating effects on both health and the economy in sub-Saharan Africa. Since they contaminate major crops such as maize and peanuts, they cost rural farmers close to $500 million annually. They also cause major health problems – sometimes fatal – in rural villages, where around 60 percent of the food produced is consumed by farmers and their families. “The

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Senior fellow balances activism, development

When you search the name D.N.S. Dhakal online, you find two very different people. The first is head of the Bhutan National Democratic Party and a political activist and advocate for Bhutanese refugees. The second is an expert economist who has taught at Duke and Harvard and has worked for the World Bank, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Program. As you look more closely, you realize they

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