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  1. Content type: Research

    A field experiment to evaluate the dry matter yield and nutritive value of Sugar graze and Jumbo plus under irrigation was conducted at three different plant spacings (15 x 30, 15 x 45, 15 x 60 cm) on a red–ye...

    Authors: Sagana Pushparajah and Jeyalingawathani Sinniah

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:22

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    The type of farming practices employed within an agro-ecosystem have some effects on its health and sustainable agricultural production. Thus, it is important to encourage farmers to make use of ecosystem-frie...

    Authors: Caesar Agula, Mamudu Abunga Akudugu, Saa Dittoh and Franklin Nantui Mabe

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:5

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    It is widely accepted that crop yields will be affected by climate change. However, the role played by climate in affecting crop yields vis-a-vis non-climatic stresses, is often unclear, limiting decision choi...

    Authors: Terence Epule Epule, James D. Ford, Shuaib Lwasa, Benon Nabaasa and Ambrose Buyinza

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:10

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    Aus rice began to lose its importance as farmers slowly started shifting to cultivation of irrigated Boro rice encouraged by its higher yields. The government of Bangladesh has launched an incentive programme for...

    Authors: Md. Taj Uddin and Aurup Ratan Dhar

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:14

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    To expand the biotechnology market, the opinions of professionals toward biotechnological products are highly valuable for the industry personnel, government policy-makers, and others for taking appropriate de...

    Authors: Abu Habib Md. Abdullah, Md. Safiul Islam Afrad, A. K. M. Abdul Hannan Bhuiyan, Md. Enamul Haque and Tofazzal Islam

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:2

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  6. Content type: Research

    Brazil is the world’s largest sugarcane producer, and its production is concentrated in south-central and northeast regions, particularly in the state of São Paulo. The land use change, principally from the in...

    Authors: Alex Wilhans Antonio Palludeto, Tiago Santos Telles, Roney Fraga Souza and Fábio Rodrigues de Moura

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:1

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  7. Content type: Research

    Poverty and food insecurity remain as the major challenges to achieve economic development in Ethiopia. Explaining the household food insecurity situation and identifying associated factors will help in makin...

    Authors: Mahlet Mulugeta, Gebeyaw Tiruneh and Zewdie Aderaw Alemu

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:3

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  8. Content type: Research

    Fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) has been enhanced by combining resistant alleles with transgressive segregation. In Japan, intensive FHB resistance breeding was initiated in ...

    Authors: Sayaka Niwa, Yusuke Kazama, Tomoko Abe and Tomohiro Ban

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:4

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  9. Content type: Research

    The impact of climate change and variability on livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Northern Ghana has become severer than ever before. As a result, crop insurance has been advocated as one of the recommende...

    Authors: Stephen A. Abugri, Joseph Amikuzuno and Edward B. Daadi

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:71

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    Agricultural production systems are a sustainable way of providing nutritious and diversified foods especially among rural households in developing countries. Capacity building of farmers and extension workers...

    Authors: Therese Mwatitha Gondwe, Emmanuel Oladeji Alamu, Mofu Musonda, Numeri Geresomo and Bussie Maziya-Dixon

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:72

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    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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  12. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  17. 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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    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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