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  1. Research

    Value chain development for mango (Mangifera indica) around Outamba Kilimi National Park in Sierra Leone: constraints and opportunities for smallholders

    Mango is an important tree fruit in Sierra Leone since it participates to food and nutritional security mainly in rural areas. However, the economic potential of this tree fruit is still untapped to a large ex...

    Ademonla Djalalou Dine Arinloye, Ann Degrande, Vodjo Nicodème Fassinou Hotegni, Ebenezar Asaah, Rebecca Bockarie, Joachim Binam Nyemeck, Jules Bayala and Antoine Kalinganire

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:14

    Published on: 21 May 2017

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    Participatory diagnosis and development of climate change adaptive capacity in the groundnut basin of Senegal: building a climate-smart village model

    Up to now, efforts to help local communities out of the food-insecurity trap were guided by researcher (or other actors)-led decisions on technologies to be implemented by the communities. This approach has p...

    Diaminatou Sanogo, Badiane Yacine Ndour, Moussa Sall, Katim Toure, Mouhamadou Diop, Baba Ansoumana Camara, Ousmane N’Diaye and Djibril Thiam

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:13

    Published on: 10 May 2017

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    Uses and vulnerability of ligneous species exploited by local population of northern Burkina Faso in their adaptation strategies to changing environments

    Arid and semi-arid areas of West Africa are highly subject to climate change effects. This is combined to other drivers such as population growth and livestock number increase. To cope with such changing envir...

    Pauline Ouédraogo, Babou André Bationo, Josias Sanou, Salifou Traoré, Silamana Barry, Sidzabda Djibril Dayamba, Jules Bayala, Mathieu Ouédraogo, Sebastiaan Soeters and Adjima Thiombiano

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:15

    Published on: 1 May 2017

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    An assessment of mobile phone-based dissemination of weather and market information in the Upper West Region of Ghana

    The rapid growth of mobile phones in Ghana has opened up the possibility of delivering timely and useful weather and market information to farmers at costs lower than traditional agricultural extension service...

    Prince Maxwell Etwire, Saaka Buah, Mathieu Ouédraogo, Robert Zougmoré, Samuel Tetteh Partey, Edward Martey, Sidzabda Djibril Dayamba and Jules Bayala

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:8

    Published on: 10 April 2017

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    Optimizing yield of improved varieties of millet and sorghum under highly variable rainfall conditions using contour ridges in Cinzana, Mali

    Low productivity of cereals, the staple food, in Sahelian zone of Cinzana in Mali is caused by a range of factors including but not limited to inherent low soil fertility, and insufficient and inadequate distr...

    Kalifa Traore, Daouda Kalifa Sidibe, Harouna Coulibaly and Jules Bayala

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:11

    Published on: 21 March 2017

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    Genotype by environment effects on promiscuous nodulation in soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill)

    Understanding factors influencing the expression of a trait is key in designing a breeding program. Genotype by environment interaction has great influence on most quantitative traits. Promiscuous nodulation i...

    Eric E. Agoyi, Thomas L. Odong, John B. Tumuhairwe, Godfree Chigeza, Brian W. Diers and Phinehas Tukamuhabwa

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:29

    Published on: 17 March 2017

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    Characteristics of maize cultivars in Africa: How modern are they and how many do smallholder farmers grow?

    Maize is the most important cereal and most widely cultivated staple that plays a key role in the food security of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Although some countries have achieved significant gains in maize pro...

    Tsedeke Abate, Monica Fisher, Tahirou Abdoulaye, Girma T. Kassie, Rodney Lunduka, Paswel Marenya and Woinishet Asnake

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:30

    Published on: 17 March 2017

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    Response to the Ebola-related bushmeat consumption ban in rural Côte d’Ivoire

    Bushmeat represents an important animal protein source for populations in rural areas of Côte d’Ivoire; consequently, the exploitation of the bushmeat reserves has contributed to food security in these areas f...

    Arlette Olaby Dindé, Aubin Jacob Mobio, Amoin Georgette Konan, Gilbert Fokou, Konan Yao, Emmanuel Lasme Jean Charles Esso, Agathe Fantodji, Marina Koussemon and Bassirou Bonfoh

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:28

    Published on: 14 March 2017

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    Farmers’ knowledge and perception of postharvest physiological deterioration in cassava storage roots in Ghana

    In spite of the essential role of cassava in ensuring household food security and employment for most rural farm households, postharvest physiological deterioration (PPD) of the roots which is serious abiotic ...

    R. Prempeh, J. A. Manu-Aduening, B. O. Asante, I. K. Asante, S. K. Offei and E. Y. Danquah

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:27

    Published on: 14 March 2017

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    Characterization of pre- and postharvest losses of tomato supply chain in Ethiopia

    Tomato has significant economic importance in Ethiopia. Although quantitative evidence is limited, postharvest loss in tomato is considerably high. This study presents qualitative and quantitative postharvest ...

    Bezabih Emana, Victor Afari-Sefa, Ngoni Nenguwo, Amsalu Ayana, Dereje Kebede and Hedija Mohammed

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:3

    Published on: 10 March 2017

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    Impact of climate variability on pineapple production in Ghana

    Climate variations have a considerable impact on crop production. For pineapple, variable temperatures and rainfall patterns are implicated, yet there is limited knowledge of the conditions and consequences of...

    Portia Adade Williams, Olivier Crespo, Christopher John Atkinson and George Owusu Essegbey

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:26

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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    Productivity and food security effects of using of certified seed potato: the case of Kenya’s potato farmers

    Potato is a major food crop in the tropical regions of Africa. However, potato yields continue to remain very low in these regions mainly due to use of poor quality seed. The recent development of rapid seed m...

    Julius Juma Okello, Yuan Zhou, Norman Kwikiriza, Sylvester Ogutu, Ian Barker, Elmar Schulte-Geldermann, Elly Atieno and Justin Taj Ahmed

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:25

    Published on: 8 March 2017

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    Is bean really a women’s crop? Men and women’s participation in bean production in Uganda

    Common bean one of the grain legumes that was traditionally considered a subsistence crop and therefore a woman’s crop in Uganda was prioritized for commercialization. This has transformed the crop from being ...

    Florence Nakazi, Jemimah Njuki, Michael Adrogu Ugen, Paul Aseete, Enid Katungi, Eliud Birachi, Ruth Kabanyoro, Isaac Joseph Mugagga and Grace Nanyonjo

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:22

    Published on: 6 March 2017

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    Smallholder farmers’ adaptation to climate change and determinants of their adaptation decisions in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

    The agricultural sector remains the main source of livelihoods for rural communities in Ethiopia, but faces the challenge of changing climate. This study investigated how smallholder farmers perceive climate c...

    Abrham Belay, John W. Recha, Teshale Woldeamanuel and John F. Morton

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:24

    Published on: 6 March 2017

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