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  1. Research

    Livestock ownership, animal source foods and child nutritional outcomes in seven rural village clusters in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Sub-Saharan Africa currently has the highest prevalence of malnutrition worldwide. In children under the age of 5 years, malnutrition can have long-term effects on physical and cognitive development, with impl...

    Jack B. Hetherington, Anke K. Wiethoelter, Joel Negin and Siobhan M. Mor

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:9

    Published on: 24 January 2017

  2. Research

    Integrating fisheries and agricultural programs for food security

    Despite the connections between terrestrial and marine/freshwater livelihood strategies that we see in coastal regions across the world, the contribution of wild fisheries and fish farming is seldom considered...

    Brendan Fisher, Robin Naidoo, John Guernier, Kiersten Johnson, Daniel Mullins, Dorcas Robinson and Edward H. Allison

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:1

    Published on: 10 January 2017

  3. Research

    Resource use efficiency among maize farmers in Ghana

    Despite the enormous importance of maize in Ghana, maize farmers in the country continue to experience low yields, making Ghana self-insufficient in the production of the crop. For maize farmers to be helped t...

    Dadson Awunyo-Vitor, Camillus Abawiera Wongnaa and Robert Aidoo

    Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:28

    Published on: 21 December 2016

  4. Review

    Toward climate-smart agriculture in West Africa: a review of climate change impacts, adaptation strategies and policy developments for the livestock, fishery and crop production sectors

    Many projections of the impact of climate change on the crop, livestock and fishery production sectors of African agriculture are reported in the literature. However, they may be arguably too general to unders...

    Robert Zougmoré, Samuel Partey, Mathieu Ouédraogo, Bamidele Omitoyin, Timothy Thomas, Augustine Ayantunde, Polly Ericksen, Mohammed Said and Abdulai Jalloh

    Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:26

    Published on: 17 December 2016

  5. Research

    Enumeration and molecular detection of Bacillus cereus in local indigenous and imported rice grains

    Bacillus cereus is frequently related to foodborne illness outbreak. The common food vehicles for transmission of the bacteria are rice, rice products and starchy foods. As rice is a s...

    Lesley Maurice Bilung, Ahmad Syatir Tahar, Tan Pei Shze, Samantha Valarie Furzanne Anak Jamie, Hashimatul Fatma Hashim, Kasing Apun and Son Radu

    Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:25

    Published on: 3 December 2016

  6. Research

    The humble sardine (small pelagics): fish as food or fodder

    The group of small pelagic fish is the largest species group landed globally. A significant proportion of this nutrient-rich food is processed and lost to livestock feed, fish feed, fish oil, pet food and omeg...

    Moenieba Isaacs

    Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:27

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  7. Research

    The challenge of achieving basal energy, iron and zinc provision for home consumption through family farming in the Andes: a comparison of coverage through contemporary production systems and selected agricultural interventions

    Child undernutrition is persistently high in the central Andes of Peru, and numerous smallholder households fail to meet their basic needs of energy, iron and zinc. Food-based approaches assume household-level...

    Alejandra Arce, Hilary Creed-Kanashiro, Maria Scurrah, Raul Ccanto, Edgar Olivera, Dharani Burra and Stef De Haan

    Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:23

    Published on: 15 October 2016

  8. Research

    Combining soil fertilization, cropping systems and improved varieties to minimize climate risks on farming productivity in northern region of Burkina Faso

    In search of options to cope with climate change and variability, a trial combining fertilization and improved varieties of millet and cowpea (intercropped or as sole crop) was conducted on three sites (Lemnog...

    Josias Sanou, Babou André Bationo, Silamana Barry, Loyehoun Dorothée Nabie, Jules Bayala and Robert Zougmore

    Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:20

    Published on: 27 September 2016

  9. Research

    Agrobiodiversity conservation enhances food security in subsistence-based farming systems of Eastern Kenya

    Globally, there is great concern about expanding agricultural activities due to their impact in the conservation of agrobiodiversity. African continent is known for its richness in biodiversity. In Kenya, ther...

    Simon Wambui Mburu, Gilbert Koskey, Jacinta Malia Kimiti, Omwoyo Ombori, John M. Maingi and Ezekiel Mugendi Njeru

    Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:19

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  10. Research

    “I eat two meals per day” impact of climate variability on eating habits among households in Rufiji district, Tanzania: a qualitative study

    Improved understanding of the influence of climate variability on eating habits is required to manage health outcomes that could be produced. Agriculture production is the main source of income to people in Ru...

    Naomi Jones Saronga, Idda Hubert Mosha, Anna Tengia Kessy, Mangi Job Ezekiel, Alex Zizinga, Opportuna Kweka, Paul Onyango and Sari Kovats

    Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:14

    Published on: 8 August 2016

  11. Research

    Urban harvests: food security and local fish and shellfish in Southcentral Alaska

    Alaska is known for its many fisheries, which support an extensive global marketplace, a thriving tourism industry, and also contribute much to diets of many Alaskans. Yet, some research has suggested that Al...

    Hannah L. Harrison and Philip A. Loring

    Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:16

    Published on: 8 August 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:21

  12. Research

    Building local institutional capacity to implement agricultural carbon projects: participatory action research with Vi Agroforestry in Kenya and ECOTRUST in Uganda

    Smallholders have begun to take advantage of a growing pool of investment in climate change mitigation. Meanwhile, early movers in this area are working to develop innovative models that will allow projects to...

    Seth Shames, Krista Heiner, Martha Kapukha, Lillian Kiguli, Moses Masiga, Pauline Nantongo Kalunda, Annet Ssempala, John Recha and Amos Wekesa

    Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:13

    Published on: 19 July 2016

  13. Review

    A review on the legislative aspect of artificial fruit ripening

    Fruit ripening is a natural process in which a fruit goes through various physical and chemical changes and gradually becomes sweet, colored, soft, and palatable. Fruit ripening process can also be stimulated ...

    Md. Nazibul Islam, Mehnaz Mursalat and Mohidus Samad Khan

    Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:8

    Published on: 20 June 2016

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