Bonn, 24 Nov 2015. There is general consensus that Aflatoxin contamination of foods affects people and their livelihoods. Exposure to Aflatoxins is a serious health problem rooted in the whole food chain and thus requires a multidisciplinary approach for analysis, action and solutions. This problem has long been neglected, and not received the attention it requires. It not only contributes to the accumulation of the disease burden globally, being a primary carcinogen, but also threatens food and nutrition security negatively, impacting economic and social development. There is limited investment in postharvest handling of crops to minimise contamination and losses, in strengthening infrastructure, and increasing awareness among farmers in terms of farm management tools and techniques. Multiple efforts are undertaken by donors on Aflatoxin research at the country level; however most of these actions are often scattered and uncoordinated.