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Research Article

Economic Risks of Aflatoxin Contamination in Marketing of Peanut in Benin

Table 3

Storage and sorting practices for each market participant.

DecisionVendorsProcessorsStockers
Number%Number%Number%

Purchase sorted peanut
 Yes3680.06774.43066.7
 No920.01921.11533.3
Plan to purchase sorted peanut
 Yes22.21280.0
 No777.819100.0320.0
Sort peanut before processing or marketing
 Yes4191.18190.02453.3
 No48.9910.02146.7
Plan to sort peanut before processing or marketing
 Yes250.0777.8
 No250.0222.2
Discard spoiled or contaminated nuts
 Just throw them away or burn2868.33441.91562.5
 Autoconsumption2530.9
 Animal feed1316.1937.5
 Sell for a lower price or other1331.7911.1

Answers were given by stockers who, besides storing, also produce, sell, and/or transform peanut.

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