Uganda’s first ever Alfatoxin removal machine to be installed in Soroti

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Perry Engineering Managing Director talking to one of the lead engineers, Pavel Tunik during a site visit to Rwenzori Agro-Processing Millers Ltd in Kasese By Our Reporter Perry Engineering has been contracted to supply and install Uganda’s first ever Alfatoxin removal machine (TOXIscrub) in Soroti at PELA Commodities. The system works by undoing the chemical bond that the Aflatoxin has and changing it to a simple non-toxic double Aldehyde which then disperses. The system will be able to remove Mycotoxins, Aflatoxin, Ocratoxin, Vomitoxin, Citrinin, Ergot Alkaoids, Patulin, Fumonisins, and Zeralenone. It will treat wheat, maize, barley, rice, oats, peanut, soybean, and beans. This comes as Uganda seeks to grow its agriculture industry into a more productive and profitable sector. The government has been keen on mechanization of the sector to modernize it to increase exports and make it more self-sustaining. Towards this end, the agriculture sector has been allocated 1.534 Trillion Shillings for the financial year 2021/2022. This is an increase of more than half from the 940 Billion the sector got in the current budget. This is also 3.3% of the total national budget. “Agro-processing is one of the fastest-growing sub-sectors and with the services and equipment that Perry...

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