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  1. Food sovereignty and food security are inseparable from agricultural development policies, particularly regarding how to increase food production and productivity to meet future demand. This study investigates...

    Authors: Maryam Zamanialaei, Jessica L. McCarty, Justin J. Fain and Michael R. Hughes
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:50
  2. Training women in home gardening and nutrition has been shown to increase household production and consumption of nutritious food and contribute to women’s empowerment, but evidence is limited to short-term ef...

    Authors: Ghassan Baliki, Pepijn Schreinemachers, Tilman Brück and Nasir Md. Uddin
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:48
  3. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic increased debates on global public health concerns. From early 2020 to 2022, globally, life was upended in the wake of the pandemic. Industries of all kinds were forced to...

    Authors: Paschal A. Mugabe, Theresa M. Renkamp, Constance Rybak, Hadija Mbwana, Chris Gordon, Stefan Sieber and Katharina Löhr
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:47
  4. Like for other agricultural commodities, the bean value chain involves a series of actors including; farmers as producers, middlemen, retailers, wholesalers and exporters. The study explains the common bean (Phas...

    Authors: George Jjagwe, Paul Kibwika, Robert Mazur and Haroon Sseguya
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:45
  5. The study was focused on the adoption and intensity of adoption of artificial insemination (AI) Technology in Saesie-tsaedaemba District of Tigray Region, Ethiopia. AI is one of the most important and valuable...

    Authors: Yemane Hailu Gebre, Gebrehiwot Weldegebrial Gebru and Kahsa Tadel Gebre
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:44
  6. Dietary diversity is a good alternative measure of the nutritional adequacy and food security. The present study assessed the household dietary diversity status and its determinants among agricultural househol...

    Authors: T. A. Sambo, J. W. Oguttu and T. P. Mbombo-Dweba
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:46
  7. The government of Ethiopia has been promoting large-scale agricultural investments to accelerate agricultural modernization and improve local people’s food security. However, studies that quantify the actual i...

    Authors: Amanuel Kussia Guyalo, Esubalew Abate Alemu and Degefa Tolossa Degaga
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:43
  8. Theoretically, social climate and social networking which may affect attitudes, motivations, and readiness towards quality improvement and rewards, influence the adoption decision process by possibly modifying...

    Authors: Samuel K. N. Dadzie, Joseph Ndebugri, Emmanuel W. Inkoom and Samuel Akuamoah-Boateng
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:41
  9. The present study aimed to reveal outputs of research works on village chicken production as a tool to combat food insecurity, taking into account the recurring challenge posed by food shortage and high rise i...

    Authors: Emrobowansan Monday Idamokoro and Yiseyon Sunday Hosu
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:40
  10. This study explored the adoption status of different Climate Smart Agricultural (CSA) practices and factors that influence their adoption for sustainable soil resource utilization in the changing climate.

    Authors: Samuel Diro, Agajie Tesfaye and Beza Erko
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:42
  11. Beekeeping activity is carried out in most parts of Ethiopia. However, despite the favorable agro-ecology for beekeeping practices and the high number of bee colonies the country is endowed with, the level of ...

    Authors: Adino Andaregie, Aemro Worku, Asnake Worku, Lingerew Atinkut and Tessema Astatkie
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:39
  12. Agri-innovations are mostly delivered to farmers through private and public sector-led institutions around the world, with various degrees of success in Malawi. These distribution systems, on the other hand, d...

    Authors: Patrick Okori, Wills Munthali, Harry Msere, Harvey Charlie, Soka Chitaya, Felix Sichali, Ethel Chilumpha, Teddie Chirwa, Anitha Seetha, Betty Chinyamuyamu, Emmanuel Monyo, Moses Siambi and Rowland Chirwa
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:38
  13. The AgResults initiative tests the efficacy of results-based prizes to scale-up smallholder technology adoption. In Nigeria the project awarded a $18.75/ton prize for private sector actors who aggregated maize...

    Authors: Tulika A. Narayan and Judy Geyer
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:37
  14. High-yielding variety (HYV) seed breeding has been one key approach to improving agricultural productivity and to reduce global hunger and poverty. This paper explores the causal relationship between high-yiel...

    Authors: Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman and Jeffery D Connor
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:35
  15. Effective public extension and advisory services have the potential to improve agricultural productivity; net farm income; and food security amongst resource-poor farmers. However, studies conducted to measure...

    Authors: Matome Moshobane Simeon Maake and Michael Akwasi Antwi
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:34
  16. The agricultural economy has little room for emerging farmers and there is no strong support system available for the small-scale farmers venturing in agro-processing. In this study, “access to agro-processing...

    Authors: Danisile Leonah Mthombeni, Michael Akwasi Antwi and Oluwaseun Samuel Oduniyi
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:31
  17. Research on nutrition-sensitive agriculture (NSA) has mostly been aimed at demonstrating its impact on nutrition and explicating underlying pathways, and more rarely at understanding processes and lessons lear...

    Authors: Dai Dinh Nguyen, Sabina Di Prima, Reint Huijzendveld, E. Pamela Wright, Dirk Essink and Jacqueline E. W. Broerse
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:29
  18. Promoting rural women’s agricultural entrepreneurship in the Global South has become a major policy and program priority for governments and development partners. Women’s income earning is viewed as a pathway ...

    Authors: Ramesh Balayar and Robert Mazur
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:28
  19. Global warming causes a range of negative impacts on plants especially due to rapid changes in temperatures, alterations of rainfall patterns, floods or drought conditions, and outbreaks of pests and diseases....

    Authors: T. I. K. Munaweera, N. U. Jayawardana, Rathiverni Rajaratnam and Nipunika Dissanayake
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:26
  20. Food security exists when households have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food at all times that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy...

    Authors: Patricia Pinamang Acheampong, Elvis Agyei Obeng, Monica Opoku, Lydia Brobbey and Bernard Sakyiamah
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:24
  21. Donors and international development organizations increasingly recognize that private sector investment and creativity are needed to enhance global food security. Pay-for-results schemes are receiving greater...

    Authors: Tulika A. Narayan, Judy Geyer, Denise Mainville and Betsy Ness-Edelstein
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:25
  22. Research into public risk perceptions associated with emerging risks in agriculture and supply chains has focused on technological risks, zoonotic diseases, and food integrity, but infrequently on naturally oc...

    Authors: Johny Hilaire, Sophie Tindale, Glyn Jones, Gabriela Pingarron-Cardenas, Katarina Bačnik, Mercy Ojo and Lynn J. Frewer
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:21
  23. According to the latest World Economic Forum report, about 70% of the African population depends on agriculture for their livelihood. This makes agriculture a critical sector within the African continent. None...

    Authors: Claudia Ayim, Ayalew Kassahun, Chris Addison and Bedir Tekinerdogan
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:22
  24. Small-scale chicken production holds great potential as a nutrition-sensitive strategy in low-income settings, due to its potential for improving income, increasing the consumption of nutritious foods (includi...

    Authors: Simone Passarelli, Semira Abdelmenan, Dagmawit Tewahido, Yohannes Mulugeta Demmu, Helen Abreham, Ramya Ambikapathi, Nilupa S. Gunaratna, Yemane Berhane and Wafaie Fawzi
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:23
  25. Farm productivity on smallholder family-owned crop farms remains low despite several interventions to transform agriculture especially in developing countries. Farmers in rural areas face serious constraints t...

    Authors: Nyarai M. Mujuru, Ajuruchukwu Obi, Syden Mishi and Lelethu Mdoda
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:20
  26. Buffer capacity—the capacity of a social–ecological system to cushion stress and shocks—is often seen as an important dimension of social–ecological system resilience. While numerous studies have focused on ot...

    Authors: Stellah Mukhovi and Johanna Jacobi
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:19
  27. Agricultural production by smallholder farm households is a means of livelihood for many rural households in developing economies, including Africa. Commercializing smallholder farmers in the agricultural sect...

    Authors: Kusse Haile, Engida Gebre and Agegnehu Workye
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:18
  28. Including temperate fruits like apples in her production and export line is one of the many ways Nigeria, particularly, Plateau State, can diversify her economy and consequently address the issues of poverty, ...

    Authors: U. G. Osadebamwen, A. E. Adekoya and E. A. Akintunde
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:16
  29. Household dietary diversity in Rwanda remains low and significantly contributes to the double burden of malnutrition. Rwanda has one of the highest under five stunting rates globally, and malnutrition remains ...

    Authors: Eugene Baraka, Mary S. Willis and Brice A. Ishimwe
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:17
  30. Crop yields are lowest in sub-Saharan Africa compared to other regions, and this is true even for such an important staple crop as maize. Persistence of patches of low crop vigour side-by-side to patches with ...

    Authors: Ibrahim Wahab, Ola Hall and Magnus Jirström
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:14
  31. Cocoa contributes immensely to Nigeria’s economy; it is about 40% of agricultural exports and it is the main source of livelihood for over 200,000 rural households. However, its productivity has remained low i...

    Authors: Ayodeji Damilola Kehinde and Abiodun Akintunde Ogundeji
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:11
  32. Informal dairy supply chains are important in Sub-Saharan Africa, both in terms of employment and nutrition for poor population. Their safety has been debated in the literature, with those in favour to their l...

    Authors: Hasibi Zavala Nacul and Cesar Revoredo-Giha
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:8
  33. The prevalence of food insecurity in Mozambique is alarming, despite progress made during the 2010s. Several studies apply different proxy indicators of food security (FS) to assess the FS situation. However, ...

    Authors: Custodio Matavel, Harry Hoffmann, Constance Rybak, Jonathan Steinke, Stefan Sieber and Klaus Müller
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:7
  34. Removing highly hazardous pesticides from agricultural practice in low- and middle-income countries is crucial to ensuring community and environmental health and occupational safety of farmers. However, the ap...

    Authors: Aastha Sethi, Chien-Yu Lin, Indira Madhavan, Mark Davis, Peter Alexander, Michael Eddleston and Shu-Sen Chang
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:9
  35. The growing human population and the need for more food in the world have reduced forests and turned them into agricultural land. Many agricultural products are dependent on pollinating bees, so it is possible...

    Authors: Ehsan Rahimi, Shahindokht Barghjelveh and Pinliang Dong
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:10
  36. Dry spells are serious obstacles to rainfed agriculture in Sahelian countries. Various water harvesting techniques are used by farmers to reduce the impact of climate variability, but are not sufficient in the...

    Authors: Beteo Zongo, Bruno Barbier, Abdoulaye Diarra, Malicki Zorom, Calvin Atewamba, Omer S. Combary, Souleymane Ouédraogo, Patrice Toé, Yacouba Hamma and Thomas Dogot
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:4
  37. The world's growing population and growing need for food have increased attention to urban agriculture around the world. Most crops grown in urban environments need bees for pollination. However, little is kno...

    Authors: Ehsan Rahimi, Shahindokht Barghjelveh and Pinliang Dong
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:6
  38. In Uganda, agriculture is the main pathway for dietary intake among the households. Karamoja sub-region, located in Northeastern part of Uganda is the most food insecure in the country. Although agriculture co...

    Authors: Christopher Muggaga, Mugonola Basil, Ipolto Okello-Uma, Archileo Natigo Kaaya, David Taylor and Duncan Ongeng
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:5
  39. Government of Ghana’s effort to reduce income inequality consistently poses a major challenge to public policy formulation. The promotion and dissemination of agricultural technologies as a pathway out of inco...

    Authors: Monica Addison, Kwasi Ohene-Yankyera, Patricia Pinamang Acheampong and Camillus Abawiera Wongnaa
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:2