Groundnut Academy brings together experts across fields of agronomy, nutrition, and marketing to teach learners how to grow, process and consume quality groundnuts. The courses are produced by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut.
Aflatoxin impacts important staple crops around the world like groundnut
and maize. In this course, learn the basics about aflatoxin - where it
comes from, what it costs us and how we control it.
Taught by Greg MacDonald, a professor of weed science and agronomy at the University of Florida, the course provides an overview of groundnut physiology, production and pests.
Launched in 2021, the Groundnut Academy offers free, Internet-based courses for a variety of audiences. Extension workers, graduate students and farmers may find the information useful in their work.
Greg is a professor in the Agronomy Department at the University of Florida. He has worked internationally, especially in Latin America, for many years and specialized in weed management and crop production.
Dave is the director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut and a Senior Research Professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia. He has served various roles in the CGIAR at CIMMYT in Mexico and ICRISAT in India.
Jamie is the assistant director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut and a Research Professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia. He worked in groundnut production and processing in Haiti with Meds & Foods for Kids.