Effectiveness of Collaborative Strategy to Reduce Aflatoxin Contamination in Corn
Keywords:Aflatoxin, Corn, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), Preharvest aflatoxin treatment (PRE), Post-harvest aflatoxin treatment (POST)
AbstractThe number of birds that die from diseases caused by aflatoxins in corn is the motivation for this study. The purpose of this research is to a) measure the success of aflatoxin treatment in the preharvest, post-harvest, and Innovative Reduction of Aflatoxin (IRA) processes, b) measure the effect of pre-harvest (PRE) and post-harvest (POST) handling on standard control maize (SQC) with IRA mediation. The test method used Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) with the Partial Least Square (PLS) approach. Findings show that Innovative Reduction of Aflatoxin (IRA) is able to play a role as a mediation of activities in pre-harvest and post-harvest after continuous improvement is carried out in each of its activities. The originality of the research can be seen from the process of forming a corn aflatoxin control strategy as a practical recommendation for farmers in Indonesia.
AGRICULTURAL FOOD ENGINEERING