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  1. Content type: Research

    Mushroom cultivation is increasingly becoming a serious agribusiness in Ghana, especially at the time when entrepreneurship is being encouraged to reduce the pressure of employment in the government sector and...

    Authors: Nii Korley Kortei, George Tawia Odamtten, Mary Obodai, Michael Wiafe-Kwagyan and Juanita Prempeh

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:83

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    Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) cultivation in Ghana is constrained by bollworms that damage squares (flower buds) and developing bolls, resulting in loss in seed cotton yield. Control of these insects is heavily ...

    Authors: Mumuni Abudulai, Emmanuel Boachie Chamba, Jerry Asalma Nboyine, Ramson Adombilla, Iddrisu Yahaya, Ahmed Seidu and Foster Kangben

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:81

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  3. Content type: Research

    Climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa has had a negative impact on agricultural production leading to food insecurity. Climate-smart agricultural (CSA) practices have the potential to reverse this trend because...

    Authors: Bright Masakha Wekesa, Oscar Ingasia Ayuya and Job Kibiwot Lagat

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:80

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  4. Content type: Research

    The experiment was conducted using twenty-five Farta sheep to investigate the response of supplementing dried Sesbania sesban leaves (SSL) on feed intake, digestibility, growth performance and carcass characteris...

    Authors: Lamrot Tekliye, Yeshambel Mekuriaw, Bimrew Asmare and Fantahun Mehret

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:77

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  5. Content type: Research

    Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients limiting yield of bread wheat in Ethiopian highlands. Application of a large amount of N fertilizer has been a method of increasing yield in the study area which...

    Authors: Fresew Belete, Nigussie Dechassa, Adamu Molla and Tamado Tana

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:78

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  6. Content type: Research

    The banana weevil Cosmopolites sordidus (Germar) is a major production constraint of bananas and plantains (Musa spp.) in the world. Differences in damage levels and pesticide response across regions led to the p...

    Authors: Charles K. Twesigye, Kenneth Ssekatawa, Andrew Kiggundu, Wilberforce Tushemereirwe and Enock Matovu

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:76

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  7. Content type: Research

    In agricultural-dependent economies, extension programmes have been the main conduit for disseminating information on farm technologies, support rural adult learning and assist farmers in developing their farm...

    Authors: Gideon Danso-Abbeam, Dennis Sedem Ehiakpor and Robert Aidoo

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:74

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  8. Content type: Research

    In this study, both healthy tissue culture plantlets and maiden suckers of the Nakitembe cultivar were used to assess the damage level variation caused by banana weevils collected from different banana growing...

    Authors: Charles K. Twesigye, Kenneth Ssekatawa, Andrew Kiggundu, Wilberforce Tushemereirwe, Enock Matovu and Eldad Karamura

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:73

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  9. Content type: Research

    Small-scale pond aquaculture has been practiced in various parts of the Lake Tana basin. However, its establishment and expansion have been carried out regardless of the suitability of the locations in terms o...

    Authors: Workiyie Worie Assefa and Wubneh Belete Abebe

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:72

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  10. Content type: Research

    Whether or not maize farmers are technically efficient determines their choice of productivity improvement strategy and very important for achieving the sustainable development goals on no poverty and zero hun...

    Authors: Camillus Abawiera Wongnaa and Dadson Awunyo-Vitor

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:71

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  11. Content type: Research

    Over 960 million people in the world are hungry and undernourished. The majority of these people are found in Asia and Africa. Approximately one-third of the people in sub-Saharan Africa are undernourished. Th...

    Authors: Belachew Dessalegn

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:70

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  12. Content type: Research

    Indigenous tree and shrub species are critical feed resources for the pastoralist and agro-pastoralist areas in Ethiopia. Nutritional and mineral composition of seven high priority leguminous indigenous tree s...

    Authors: Abayneh Derero and Getu Kitaw

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:68

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  13. Content type: Research

    This cross-sectional study assessed the prevalence of household food insecurity and the association between food insecurity and coping strategies among women asylum seekers and refugees in the city of Durban i...

    Authors: Carin Napier, Wilna Oldewage-Theron and Beryl Makhaye

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:67

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  14. Content type: Research

    Inadequate feeding practices are a significant reason for the onset of malnutrition in young children, and their consequences are one of the major obstacles to sustainable socioeconomic development and poverty...

    Authors: Tewodros Eshete, Gemechu Kumera, Yibelu Bazezew, Abebe Mihretie and Tefera Marie

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:66

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  15. Content type: Research

    Despite several efforts made so far to improve the overall food insecurity situation, the challenge is still a major problem in Ethiopia since a long time ago. Hence, the purpose of this study is to examine th...

    Authors: Getachew Teferi Moroda, Degefa Tolossa and Negussie Semie

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:65

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  16. Content type: Research

    In Ethiopia, small ruminant had a great role in the economic development for farmers or producers, food-insecure areas and one of the main sources of meat production. The study was conducted in five small rumi...

    Authors: Shewangzaw Addisu Mekuria, Aschalew Assefa Teshager, Addis Getu Endeshaw, Malede Birhan Atinaw and Assemu Tesfa Sendeku

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:64

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  17. Content type: Research

    Wheat is the third important cereal after rice and maize in Nepal. Its yield suffers from several factors such as lack of reliable irrigation, inclement weather, incidence of disease and lack of improved techn...

    Authors: Krishna P. Timsina, Yuga N. Ghimire, Devendra Gauchan, Sanjiv Subedi and Surya P. Adhikari

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:63

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  18. Content type: Research

    In Ethiopia, farm households engage and pursue diverse off-farm and non-farm livelihood activities to cope with diverse challenges such as drought. Due to the unstable and meagre agricultural context of the st...

    Authors: Gebrehiwot Weldegebrial Gebru, Hyacinth Ementa Ichoku and Philip Ogbonnia Phil-Eze

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:62

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  19. Content type: Research

    This paper devotes to determinants of crop–livestock diversification in the mixed farming systems in the Gudo Beret watershed, central highlands of Ethiopia. In the highland agro-ecologies, the mixed farming-domi...

    Authors: Wuletaw Mekuria and Kindu Mekonnen

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:60

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  20. Content type: Research

    Quantification of toxic trace metals in biota is very important to monitor both ecosystem health and public health. Stomopneustes variolaris is a widespread species of sea urchin in the world that have edible gon...

    Authors: H. K. S. De Zoysa, B. K. K. K. Jinadasa, E. M. R. K. B. Edirisinghe and G. D. T. M. Jayasinghe

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:58

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  21. Content type: Research

    Smallholder farmers are one of the most vulnerable groups to climate change, yet efforts to support farmer adaptation are hindered by the lack of information on how they are experiencing and responding to clim...

    Authors: Celia A. Harvey, Milagro Saborio-Rodríguez, M. Ruth Martinez-Rodríguez, Barbara Viguera, Adina Chain-Guadarrama, Raffaele Vignola and Francisco Alpizar

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:57

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  22. Content type: Research

    Crop productivity in the highlands of Ethiopia is critically challenged by land degradation and climate change and variability. Massive plantations and several kilometers of soil and water conservation technol...

    Authors: Tsega Adego, Belay Simane and Getachew Abebe Woldie

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:56

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  23. Content type: Research

    The present study investigates the agricultural practices and food security of rural areas in Africa by observing the farming and food consumption patterns in Kiboguwa village, on the eastern slopes of the Ulu...

    Authors: Yuko Yamane, Jagath Kularatne and Kasumi Ito

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:54

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  24. Content type: Research

    This study investigated consumer demand heterogeneity and valuation of a processed bean product—“precooked beans” with substantially reduced cooking time. Common bean is the most important source of protein fo...

    Authors: Paul Aseete, Enid Katungi, Jackline Bonabana-Wabbi, Eliud Birachi and Michael Adrogu Ugen

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:51

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  25. Content type: Research

    Aflatoxin contamination at pre- and post-harvest poses a serious challenge in achieving sustainable development goals on food security and food safety, in particular within the developing world. In Kenya, majo...

    Authors: Grace W. Gachara, Anthony K. Nyamache, Jagger Harvey, Gbemenou J. B. Gnonlonfin and James Wainaina

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:52

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  26. Content type: Research

    Many chemical elements that present in the human diet are essential for human life at low concentrations but can be toxic at high concentrations and chronic exposure. We aimed to assess the levels of some heav...

    Authors: Hamzeh Al Zabadi, Ghadeer Sayeh and Shehdeh Jodeh

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:50

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  27. Content type: Research

    Tuta absoluta (Meyrick), a major invasive pest of Solanaceous plants, was recently detected in Botswana. Abiotic and biotic factors, together with a suite of population demographic traits are likely key for speci...

    Authors: Honest Machekano, Reyard Mutamiswa and Casper Nyamukondiwa

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:48

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  28. Content type: Review

    The plant community comprises certain underutilized plant species which has proven to be beneficial to human health. Parkia speciosa is considered as one of the highly underutilized plants with multidimensional u...

    Authors: Navnidhi Chhikara, Hidam Roshree Devi, Sundeep Jaglan, Paras Sharma, Prerna Gupta and Anil Panghal

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:46

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  29. Content type: Research

    Soil salinity is considered as one of the major environmental factors that has reduced plant productivity worldwide. This study investigates the impact of salinity on plant growth attributes, biochemical and p...

    Authors: Azamal Husen, Muhammad Iqbal, Sayed Sartaj Sohrab and Mohammd Kafeel Ahmad Ansari

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:44

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  30. Content type: Research

    Food insecurity is the state of having insufficient access to adequate food in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle due to limited economic resources. This study expands upon the annual survey conducted by th...

    Authors: S. R. Dominick, Nicole J. Olynk Widmar, Audrey Ruple, Jonathan Z. Grennell Weir and Lalatendu Acharya

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:43

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  31. Content type: Research

    Land degradation is a major and widespread problem causing losses of ecosystem services in Ethiopia. Extensive utilization of the land resources for centuries resulted in severe land degradation in the Tigray ...

    Authors: Mengistu Welemariam, Fassil Kebede, Bobe Bedadi and Emiru Birhane

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:42

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  32. Content type: Research

    Despite the critical role rice breeders play to ensure food security, there is a lack of information regarding their current socio-economic characteristics, constraints and attitudes towards technology adoptio...

    Authors: Bert Lenaerts, Bertrand C. Y. Collard and Matty Demont

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:40

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  33. Content type: Research

    Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is one of the most important crops in Ethiopia for international market, while its production is challenged by insect infestations and inappropriate agronomic practices. Sesame webworm...

    Authors: Zenawi Gebregergis, Dereje Assefa and Ibrahim Fitwy

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:39

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  34. Content type: Research

    Climate change without adaptation is projected to impact strongly the livelihoods of the rural communities. Adaptation to climate change is crucial for least developed country like Ethiopia due to high populat...

    Authors: Zerihun Yohannes Amare, Johnson O. Ayoade, Ibidun O. Adelekan and Menberu Teshome Zeleke

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:37

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  35. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1], there was an error in an author name. In this correction article the correct and incorrect names are indicated.

    Authors: Nii Korley Kortei, George Tawia Odamtten, Mary Obodai, Michael Wiafe-Kwagyan and Deborah Louisa Narh Mensah

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:36

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    The original article was published in Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:35