Capacity building in food security for sub-Saharan African countries.

  • Period: 2020-01-01 2022-09-30



The Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Excellence Platform (PARERA) of Université Laval (ULaval) is collaborating with the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA), African Union Commission and with  the Sub-Saharan Africa Section of AOAC International to promote the food regulatory laboratory testing capacity in African countries, through a targeted laboratory training initiative.
The training will include on-line and practical training sessions related to the analysis of residues of pesticides and targeted organic contaminants in food, such as mycotoxins. The one-year training initiative will use both on-line training features as well as a practical training program in a laboratory facility affiliated with PARERA’s International Food Safety Training Laboratory (IFSTL).

Additional information

The project was fully funded by USDA and USAID.