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What are the shortfalls and limitations of picsa?

We must answer all these three questions and use these resources.(Please also read the document profiling a typical farmer in Malawi and how they might experience and use the PICSA approach./ And Clarkson et al. (2022) Stimulating small-scale farmer innovation and adaptation with Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA): Lessons from successful implementation in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and South Asia.
Hall et al. (2021) The impact of climate and societal change on food and nutrition security: A case study of Malawi.)1) How might the impacts of climate variability (year-to-year variations) and climate change (longer term changes) affect the food security of small-scale farmers?
(Hint: Think about the decisions that farmers have to make from year to year, and the risks involved in this. How might this situation be affected by climate change? You could also think about other challenges that farmers face with regards to food security that we have covered in this module, such as nutrition, corporatisation, the Green Revolution, influence of global markets and politics, etc. How might these affect the farmer, and how might these factors also be affected by climate change?)2) How might the information and tools included in the PICSA approach help small-scale farmers to deal with the food security challenges they face?
(Hint: Think about the decisions that PICSA can help farmers to take. How might this process help farmers cope with climate variability and longer-term climate change? How might the process and principles help farmers respond to some of the other food security challenges covered in the module? You can be a bit creative with this one – what do you think?)3) What limitations and gaps are there in PICSA with regards to food security?
(Hint: Think about the different food security challenges and approaches to improving food security that we have covered in the module. What are the shortfalls and limitations of PICSA? What does it not help farmers with? Again, be a bit creative – what do you think about this?)

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Use the information in these two sections to draft an academic disseration abstract

Subject Area: Computer Science / Algorithms + AgricultureSee file attached of first draft abstract and area of study. Use the information in these two sections to draft an academic disseration abstract

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What are mycotoxins specifically?

In 2-3 pages:
Discuss Aflatoxins (what are they, are they toxic, chronic, acute, etc.)
Discuss Aflatoxin M or Aflatoxin epoxide (what is it, is it toxic, what does biotransformation and the human mixed oxidase system have to do with it)? What is the human mixed oxidase system by the way…
What are mycotoxins specifically? Why do some molds produce them? What types of foods and conditions favor growth of molds and therefore mycotoxins?
Comment on the following: Not all moldy feeds/foods contain mycotoxins; Not all feeds/foods containing mycotoxins are ‘toxic’; Feed/food does not have to look moldy to be contaminated; and toxins may not be uniformly distributed
You are a food safety and quality professional in a large company that purchases bulk grains and nuts from around the world. What concern do you have for mycotoxins and what can you do about it?