Approximately one-third of all food produced in the humid tropics is wasted due to high moisture during harvest and storage which allows the growth of fungi that produce aflatoxins. Aflatoxins can cause childhood stunting, liver cancer, and over 4.5 billion people are exposed to aflatoxins in their diets. The solution to this problem is the "dry chain" concept that focuses on the drying and storing of commodities after harvest for storage and distribution. Sufficient drying and moisture-proof storing will prevent the growth of mold and aflatoxin contamination.
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