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  1. Content type: Research

    West Africa’s Sahel is characterized by a dry and hot climate with limited rainfall that impairs the production of several crops. Sesame is a resilient crop that is well suited to this environment. Unfortunate...

    Authors: Komivi Dossa, Mariama Konteye, Mareme Niang, Youssouf Doumbia and Ndiaga Cissé

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:68

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  2. Content type: Research

    Rehabilitation and optimized utilization of agro-pastoral dams (APDs), especially for vegetable production, has been recently promoted to boost agricultural production and ensure food security in Benin. Howeve...

    Authors: G. Nathalie Kpéra, Alcade C. Segnon, Aliou Saïdou, Guy A. Mensah, Noelle Aarts and Akke J. van der Zijpp

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:67

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  3. Content type: Research

    In spite of the fact that tomato fruits do not only serve as food but as medicine, nutrient supplement, flavouring ingredient, detoxificant and human system cleanser, the household consumption is on a constant...

    Authors: Aoudou Yaouba, Emilienne Ketsia Nnomo, Abel Second Ze Medjap and Louis Childeric Essola Etoa

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:55

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  4. Content type: Research

    Smallholder farmers’ decisions to adopt adaptation options in response to climate change and variability are influenced by socioeconomic, institutional, and environmental factors, indicating that decision patt...

    Authors: Abayineh Amare and Belay Simane

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:64

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  5. Content type: Research

    Local seed systems that are developed, managed and maintained by farmers are a fundamental practice in smallholder crop production, supporting more than 80% of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and feeding more th...

    Authors: Kudzai Kusena, Rachel Wynberg and Claid Mujaju

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:52

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  6. Content type: Research

    Achievement of food security is an important objective in the National Development Plan of Botswana. This study set out to characterise food security situation and food consumption patterns among livestock kee...

    Authors: Sirak Bahta, Francis Wanyoike, Hikuepi Katjiuongua and Davis Marumo

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:65

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  7. Content type: Research

    Enset Xanthomonas wilt (EXW) was first reported in 1939 and continues to threaten the sustainability of farming systems in south and southwestern parts of Ethiopia. The present study was conducted in the centr...

    Authors: Z. Yemataw, A. Mekonen, A. Chala, K. Tesfaye, K. Mekonen, D. J. Studholme and K. Sharma

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:62

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  8. Content type: Research

    Smallholder farmers can adapt to climate variability and change through sustainable land management (SLM) practices that help to offset the negative impacts at farm level. However, use of these practices as ad...

    Authors: Paulos Asrat and Belay Simane

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:61

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  9. Content type: Review

    Food preservation involves different food processing steps to maintain food quality at a desired level so that maximum benefits and nutrition values can be achieved. Food preservation methods include growing, ...

    Authors: Sadat Kamal Amit, Md. Mezbah Uddin, Rizwanur Rahman, S. M. Rezwanul Islam and Mohidus Samad Khan

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:51

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  10. Content type: Research

    The tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) is an invasive insect pest of tomato and other solanaceous plants which is rapidly expanding its geographic range. It has a highly damaging effect on...

    Authors: Reyard Mutamiswa, Honest Machekano and Casper Nyamukondiwa

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:49

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  11. Content type: Research

    Ethiopia has tremendous agricultural potential with vast areas of fertile land. However, agriculture remains underdeveloped and poverty persists, especially in rural areas. Therefore, this study examined the i...

    Authors: Alem-meta Assefa Agidew and K. N. Singh

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:56

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  12. Content type: Research

    Maize is the most important staple crop for food security and livelihood of smallholder farmers in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, but it alone cannot ensure food security. Cropping patterns must be diversif...

    Authors: Srinivasulu Rajendran, Victor Afari-Sefa, Apurba Shee, Temesgen Bocher, Mateete Bekunda, Inviolate dominick and Philipo Joseph Lukumay

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:50

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  13. Content type: Research

    Developing countries in general and Ethiopia in particular are affected by a growing problem of food insecurity. Millions of individuals and households especially the rural poor are the main victims of the p...

    Authors: Diriba Welteji, Kerime Mohammed and Kedir Hussein

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:53

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  14. Content type: Review

    The worlds growing population and limited land resources require high intensity of food production. Human nutrition needs both macronutrients and micronutrients. One way of providing micronutrients in staple c...

    Authors: Adrian Dubock

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:59

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  15. Content type: Methodology

    Golden Rice is any variety of rice which makes beta-carotene, thus giving the rice a yellow (Golden) colour. It was created as an additional intervention for vitamin A deficiency. This dietary deficiency is th...

    Authors: Adrian Dubock

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:60

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  16. Content type: Research

    Farmers’ locally have acquired knowledge from generations of experience and experimentation that fit local conditions. Yet, the scientific approach less used farmers’ soil knowledge (FSK) and site-specific soi...

    Authors: Fanuel Laekemariam, Kibebew Kibret and Tekalign Mamo

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:57

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  17. Content type: Research

    The success of crop varieties introduction is tightly linked to the uses, biophysical conditions, the cropping systems in which the crop is integrated and farmers’ and consumers’ preferences. In Benin, however...

    Authors: Mathieu Anatole Tele Ayenan, Kwadwo Ofori, Léonard Essèhou Ahoton and Agyemang Danquah

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:48

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  18. Content type: Research

    Biofertilizers are now considered to be the only alternative of chemical fertilizers which apart from their soaring cost are enhancing in pollution hazards of our environment. Increasing and extending the role...

    Authors: Mahmooda Saleemi, Muhammad Zahid Kiani, Tariq Sultan, Azeem Khalid and Shahid Mahmood

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:46

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  19. Content type: Research

    This paper examined the effect of Micro-Agricultural Financial Institutions of South Africa financial services on livelihood capital of beneficiaries in North West Province South Africa. A simple random sampli...

    Authors: Idowu Oladele and Lucky Ward

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:45

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  20. Content type: Research

    Drought is regarded as a leading cause of food insecurity affecting about 220 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. Drought early warning systems (DEWSs) have the potential to strengthen capacity of communiti...

    Authors: Damalie Akwango, Bernard Bonton Obaa, Nelson Turyahabwe, Yona Baguma and Anthony Egeru

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:43

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