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Instructions


Instructions For Abstracts

  1. Indicate your preferences
    • Oral or Poster presentation
    • Scientific topic (Select theme 1 – 7)
  1. Abstracts: Please follow the guidelines as set out below:
    • Abstracts may not exceed 350 words (excluding title, authors and affiliations).
    • Use 2.54 cm margins, single line spacing and justify text
    • The title should be in 12 point, bold – Leave one line space (Font size: 11)
    • The title is followed by all authors initials and surnames and affiliations (Institution and Postal address) on the following line. All text Arial, font size 11
    • Contact details of the corresponding author (e-mail address)
  1. Layout:
    • Introduction
      • This section should present the problem statement and aims of the study.
    • Materials And Methods
      • This section should briefly discuss the materials and methods utilised, to allow the reader insight into the origin and validity of the data.
    • Results
      • This section should be the focus of your paper.  Here you should present and discuss your data.  Focus on the interpretation and validity thereof.
    • Conclusions
      • This section should present conclusions and possible applications.
    • Keywords
      • Use a maximum of six keywords, in alphabetical order, separated with a comma.

An abstract prepared according to the guidelines is provided as an example.

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Themes

Abstract Themes

Theme 1:

Intra- And Intercontinental Partnerships Towards Mitigating Mycotoxins In African Food And Feed Value Chains

Theme 2:

Surveillance, Mitigation And Predicting Mycotoxin Prevalence

Scope: Surveillance studies, co-occurrence of mycotoxins, risk determination and management, evidence-based research informing on legislation

Theme 3:

Health Impact Of Multi-mycotoxins And Masked/hidden Mycotoxins

Scope: Health impacts on humans; livestock, combined toxicity, emerging mycotoxins

Theme 4:

Managing Mycotoxigenic Fungi And Mycotoxins

Scope: Pre- and postharvest management strategies, surveillance of mycotoxigenic fungi and mycotoxins, reporting of co-occurrence of fungi and mycotoxins; new/emerging mycotoxigenic fungi and their mycotoxins

Theme 5:

Food And Feed Processing And Technologies To Reduce Mycotoxin Contamination

Scope: Methods/advances in analysing food and feed; processing strategies to reduce mycotoxins, addition of detoxificants

Theme 6:

New Technologies To Ensure Food Security And Food Safety

Scope: All omics research towards mycotoxin control, enzymatic detoxification, resistance approaches, biopestcides, biofungicides etc

Theme 7:

Current And Future Challenges To Ensure Food Safety

Scope: Economic impact of mycotoxins; Climate change, legislation, technology transfer, adoption of technology, public awareness, dissemination of information.

Theme 8:

Role of Agribusiness in Food Safety” to the list of themes on the website.

Scope:Agribusiness and Information Technologies in developing countries; Agribusiness applications that support food safety; Adoption and commercialisation of existing and emerging (food safety/agriculture) technologies both at the farm and industry levels in developing countries; returns on investment in technological research and development.

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