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Path Forward  Establish a system for coordination of aflatoxin control activities in Tanzania  Build capacity to prevent or reduce levels of aflatoxin.

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1 Path Forward  Establish a system for coordination of aflatoxin control activities in Tanzania  Build capacity to prevent or reduce levels of aflatoxin contamination  Sensitize policy makers and consumers to the negative consequences of aflatoxin contamination on agriculture, trade and health

2 Structure Stakeholders Forum Steering Committee Secretariat

3 Mycotoxin Coordinating Body- Discussion Points  Representation of institutions, and stakeholders  Members (individuals) and their key qualities  Secretariat/Focal Point  Key responsibilities  Resource commitments

4 Proposal: Member Institutions of Coordinating Body  Institutions/organizations working on mycotoxin control and food safety in the following sectors: agriculture, health, and trade  Key stakeholders: private sector, farmer groups, enterprises, women groups  Financial sources

5 Proposal: Member Institutions of Coordinating Body  Similar to membership of Food Safety Committee?  Representatives from institutions/organizations working on mycotoxin control and food safety in the following sectors: agriculture, health, and trade  Masters degree or five years experience in relevant field (include farmers, women, and champions with critical contributions)  Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with individuals from different sectors and backgrounds  Commitment to participate regularly

6 Proposed Members: Stakeholders  Farmers groups /associations  Women’s groups  Food processors  Ministry of agriculture, food security and cooperatives (Including crop boards)  Ministry of Health and Social welfare  Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development  Ministry of Industries, Trade and Marketing  Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority  Tanzania Bureau of Standards  Tropical Pesticide Research institute  Government Chemical Laboratory Agency  Research institutions (Need to identify specific ones-Ag Universities, NARS, Univ. of Nelson Mandela, SUA, International Research Centres, IIARC)  Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre  National Environmental Management Council  Trade/Transporter Associations  Agriculture Council of Tanzania  Tanzania Chamber of Commerce/Tanzania Private Sector Foundation  TCCIA?  Association of Tanzania Industries  EAC  COSTEC  Development Partners/International Development organizations  Tanzania Institute of Food Science and Technology  National  Economic or Social Research Foundation

7 Proposed Members: Steering Committee -  Farmers groups /associations  Women’s groups  Food processors  Ministry of agriculture, food security and cooperatives (Including crop boards)  Ministry of Health and Social welfare  Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development  Ministry of Industries, Trade and Marketing  Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority  Tanzania Bureau of Standards  Tropical Pesticide Research institute  Government Chemical Laboratory Agency  Research institutions (Need to identify specific ones-Ag Universities, NARS, Univ. of Nelson Mandela, SUA, International Research Centres, IIARC)  Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre  National Environmental Management Council  Trade/Transporter Associations  Agriculture Council of Tanzania  Tanzania Chamber of Commerce/Tanzania Private Sector Foundation  TCCIA?  Association of Tanzania Industries  EAC  COSTEC  Development Partners/International Development organizations  Tanzania Institute of Food Science and Technology  National  Economic or Social Research Foundation

8 Key Questions for Steering Committee  Important to be of manageable size  Number (argument for smaller)  Position or individuals?  Define roles for each member of the steering committee? Pick categories of stakeholder and a representative for the category (and rotate the roles)  No payment for member of steering committee so that is not the incentive for participation, however, need to be realistic (farmers may need support to participate)  Awareness is important, need political commitment, need a champion to include this in planning (possible some MPs being champion)  Must insure trade, a and health are represented even if they are not only ministries.  Be realistic about bureaucracy in ministries.  Agree on a group that can work for an approach to move towards a more permanent committee in the future.  Directors are often absent

9 Categories (10 members-rotate every x years) Categories 1. Ministry Agriculture 2. Ministry of health 3. Ministry of trade 4. Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries 5. Farmers/Women 6. Manufacturers (small?) 7. Research Institutions 8. Academia (Trainers) 9. Regulators (one person who covers public and private ) 10. Extension (NGOs, Local Government) 11. Nutrition Specific Institutions 1. Directorate of Crop Development (plant health/extension –Fabian?) 2. Regulator/MoHealth: TFDA, Director TFDA 3. Health: Arusha Lutheran Medical 4. MoTrade:TBS ? 5. MoLivestock: Asst. Director of Veterinary services and input control, (AD VPH-LPIC) 6. Farmers: MVIWATA 7. Millers Associations/Bhakresa/SIDO 8. Dr. Mponda, 9. Martin Kimanya (secretariat) 10. Academia:Prof. Tiisekwa, Dean Faculty of Agriculture 11. Extension: Representative from the PM’s office Local Government, Director responsible for coordinating. (also link with NGO) 12. Director Nutrition Education and Training (TFNC)-Joyceline Kaganda

10 Secretariat  TFDA  Elect the chair from steering committee.  Suggest: Director of Food Safety convene the first meeting and choose the chair.  Timeframe: End of January, 2013 for first steering committee meeting. After secretariat followed up with the proposed steering committee members.  Next step –meeting minutes of this meeting will be shared with Director General of TFDA (within 2 weeks of this workshop).

11 Steering Committee Role  Coordinating across ministries on mycotoxin control.  Develop and implement an integrated approach to mycotoxin approach  Move forward short and long term action plans that emerge from this workshop

12 Member Roles  TFDA - secretariat  Ministries –  Formulate and enforce food safety and animal husbandry policy & food standards in coordination  Provide Guidelines for prevention and reduction of aflatoxin contamination that are harmonized across ministries  Coordination of extension services with outreach by other ministries around mycotoxins  Provide education and information to farmers as part of an integrated approach

13 Member Roles (cont.)  Farmers – Provide a forum for getting constraints to implementing Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Storage practices, and raising awareness  Women’s Groups – Provide a forum for getting women’s input; Advise on impacts of proposed strategies on women  Food Industry Groups - Provide information and training to farmers

14 Next Steps  Circulate meeting summary and presentations to workshop participants  Develop TORs and resource commitments  Invite institutions/organizations to appoint a member based on qualifications  Convene steering committee/working group to refine action plan and begin implementing short term goals  Prepare briefing materials for Ministries and other interested stakeholders


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