TIKA Donates Equipment Equivalent to 2million Dalasis

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By Aja Dahaba
The Turkey Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) recently donated laboratory and consumable equipment to the National Food Security Processing &Marketing Cooperation (NFSPMC).
The equipment was handed over to NFSPMC by the Turkish Ambassador to the Gambia in a ceremony at Denton Bridge, Banjul.
Ambassador Ismail Sefa Yuceer said the equipment is equivalent to two D2M and that his country will continue to support the Gambia as their sister country especial in the framework of aflatoxin mitigation.
He said groundnut being the main cash crop of the country and that 70% of the population are involved in its production it is a worthwhile donation. Turkey want to make sure that the groundnut harvested is tested and are aflatoxin free and exported to the international market.
According to him this strategy will increase the value of the product and the farmer’s income as well.
The Managing Director of the National Food Security Processing &Marketing Cooperation Anthony G. Carvalho thanked the Turkish Embassy for their tireless efforts and refers the gesture as timely.
He said for health purpose, they have significantly reduced aflatoxin in groundnuts which is associated with Cancer.
Economical wise he said it means our groundnuts will have more value in the European market and the field will have more value for the product.
He asserted that as a factory they have a laboratory that test all produces before it reach to the third party while adding that some farms are currently help with allusive to mitigate aflatoxin and 700 farmers are involve in this process.
The equipment includes Fluometer (110 or 220), Afla test columns, Fluometer, Disposable plastic pipettes 1 ml, Disposable cuvettes (tube) 12*75 mm, Afla test developer 50 ml, Mycotoxin calibration standards, 500 ml Bottle dispenser-Methanol, 500 ml Bottle dispenser-Developer, 2 Position pump stand (10 ml), Filter funnel 65 mm (1 0), Wash bottle, 500 ml, Glass syringe, 10 ml, Graduated cylinder, Disposable latex glove, powder free, ambidextrous AQL1,5, size medium (7-8), length 240 mm and Methanol, HPLC grade (4 bottles *2,5 litre).
By Aja Dahaba
The Turkey Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) recently donated laboratory and consumable equipment to the National Food Security Processing &Marketing Cooperation (NFSPMC).
The equipment was handed over to NFSPMC by the Turkish Ambassador to the Gambia in a ceremony at Denton Bridge, Banjul.
Ambassador Ismail Sefa Yuceer said the equipment is equivalent to two D2M and that his country will continue to support the Gambia as their sister country especial in the framework of aflatoxin mitigation.
He said groundnut being the main cash crop of the country and that 70% of the population are involved in its production it is a worthwhile donation. Turkey want to make sure that the groundnut harvested is tested and are aflatoxin free and exported to the international market.
According to him this strategy will increase the value of the product and the farmer’s income as well.
The Managing Director of the National Food Security Processing &Marketing Cooperation Anthony G. Carvalho thanked the Turkish Embassy for their tireless efforts and refers the gesture as timely.
He said for health purpose, they have significantly reduced aflatoxin in groundnuts which is associated with Cancer.
Economical wise he said it means our groundnuts will have more value in the European market and the field will have more value for the product.
He asserted that as a factory they have a laboratory that test all produces before it reach to the third party while adding that some farms are currently help with allusive to mitigate aflatoxin and 700 farmers are involve in this process.
The equipment includes Fluometer (110 or 220), Afla test columns, Fluometer, Disposable plastic pipettes 1 ml, Disposable cuvettes (tube) 12*75 mm, Afla test developer 50 ml, Mycotoxin calibration standards, 500 ml Bottle dispenser-Methanol, 500 ml Bottle dispenser-Developer, 2 Position pump stand (10 ml), Filter funnel 65 mm (1 0), Wash bottle, 500 ml, Glass syringe, 10 ml, Graduated cylinder, Disposable latex glove, powder free, ambidextrous AQL1,5, size medium (7-8), length 240 mm and Methanol, HPLC grade (4 bottles *2,5 litre).

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