This report explores the baseline attitudes and practices of smallholder farmers participating in AflaSTOP’s storage device testing. The data from 75 farmers (125 from the intervention group and 50 from a control group) was collected to establish baseline behavior, as well as attitudes and willingness to pay for different maize storage devices prior to them receiving one of three improved storage devices.

Following survey rounds will gauge smallholder farmers’ attitudes after using one of the three device and will determine if their attitudes and practices are influenced once they are told the aflatoxin status of their maize (i.e. the level of contamination).