Secondary metabolites content may clarify the traditional selection process of the greater yam cultivars (Dioscorea alata L.)

Abstract/Description Dioscorea alata L. is one of the most widely grown and economically important yam species. Hundreds of accessions are maintained ex situ in germplasm collections and have been characterized with descriptors but new tools are still needed to assess tuber chemical composition. The objectives of the present study were to analyze saponins and catechins … Continue reading Secondary metabolites content may clarify the traditional selection process of the greater yam cultivars (Dioscorea alata L.)

Aflatoxin contamination of dried insects and fish in Zambia

Abstract/Description Dried insects and fish are important sources of income and dietary protein in Zambia. Some aflatoxin-producing fungi are entomopathogenic and also colonize insects and fish after harvest and processing. Aflatoxins are carcinogenic, immune-suppressing mycotoxins that are frequent food contaminants worldwide. Several species within Aspergillus section Flavi have been implicated as causal agents of aflatoxin … Continue reading Aflatoxin contamination of dried insects and fish in Zambia

Joyce Cacho

Joyce Cacho is a C-level executive, Non-executive director, and Investment decision-making advisor. Knowledge of financial operations, including ESG intersection with supply-chain/distribution networks, Fintech, data integrity/blockchain and the relationship to M&A trends, pivots from diverse experiences in Corporate and Investment Banking, Manufacturing, and Innovation Technology. Joyce is a Board Director/Independent Director of Land O’Lakes, Inc., a … Continue reading Joyce Cacho