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  1. Research

    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

  2. Research

    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

  3. Research

    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

  4. Research

    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

  5. Research

    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

  6. Research

    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

  7. Research

    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

  8. Research

    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

  9. Research

    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

  10. Research

    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

  11. Research

    Vegetable diversification in cocoa-based farming systems Ghana

    As part of dynamic livelihood coping strategies, some farmers in Ghana’s cocoa belt have diversified away from traditional cocoa production to other high-value crops including vegetables, to the extent of dive...

    Justice G. Djokoto, Victor Afari-Sefa and Albert Addo-Quaye

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:6

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  12. Review

    Addressing constraints in promoting wild edible plants’ utilization in household nutrition: case of the Congo Basin forest area

    It is worth raising the question, why are wild edible plants (WEPs) which are rich in diverse nutrients and widely abundant underutilized despite the increasing rate of undernourishment in poor regions? One r...

    Precillia Ijang Tata Ngome, Charlie Shackleton, Anne Degrande and Julius Chupezi Tieguhong

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:20

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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