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  1. Content type: Research

    Food insecurity is directly related to poverty at global, regional, national and local levels. FAO’s most recent estimates indicate that globally, 842 million people were unable to meet their dietary energy re...

    Authors: Adimasu Awoke Mota, Senbetie Toma Lachore and Yoseph Halala Handiso

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2019 8:11

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    Global efforts are underway to develop staple crops with improved levels of provitamin A carotenoids to help combat dietary vitamin A deficiency, which has afflicted the health of resource-poor farmers in the ...

    Authors: Williams Esuma, Ann Ritah Nanyonjo, Richard Miiro, Stephen Angudubo and Robert Sezi Kawuki

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2019 8:10

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    An assessment on the management practices and uses of Ficus thonningii tree by smallholder farmers’ was carried from December 2014 to March 2015 to evaluate the status of tree management, utilization as livestock...

    Authors: Bimrew Asmare and Yeshambel Mekuriaw

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2019 8:9

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    There is no gainsaying the fact that demand for proteins has continuously outweighed supply in Nigeria. This is largely due to the rising population on one part and the low level of technology to cope with cha...

    Authors: Isaac Busayo Oluwatayo and Taiwo Adeola Adedeji

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2019 8:8

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  5. Content type: Review

    The Rhododendron distributed throughout the world is a small evergreen tree with deep red or pale pink flowers, belongs to the family Ericaceae and is known for its spectacular flowers. The species is widely dist...

    Authors: Vikas Kumar, Sheenam Suri, Rasane Prasad, Yogesh Gat, Chesi Sangma, Heena Jakhu and Manjri Sharma

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2019 8:6

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    Ginger bacterial wilt is the most destructive disease that causes qualitative and quantitative rhizome yield losses in Ethiopia. Field studies were conducted to assess yield loss caused by bacterial wilt of gi...

    Authors: Merga Jibat Guji, Habtamu Terefe Yetayew and Eshetu Derso Kidanu

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2019 8:5

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    The present study aimed to evaluate the early growth performance of three Ethiopian goat populations (Bati, Borana and Short-eared Somali) from birth to 180 days and the influence of non-genetic factors such a...

    Authors: Hulunim Gatew, Halima Hassen, Kefelegn Kebede, Aynalem Haile, Raimundo Nonato Braga Lobo and Barbara Rischkowsky

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2019 8:4

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    Medicinal plant species have been used by the ancestors around the world since ancient times. Rosmarinus officinalis is one of the most used medicinal plants, which belongs to the family Lamiaceae. To investigate...

    Authors: Reza Dehghani Bidgoli, Nazanin Azarnezhad, Maryam Akhbari and Majid Ghorbani

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2019 8:2

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    Bread wheat is an important staple and cash crop grown by smallholder farmers in the central highlands of Ethiopia. However, the productivity of the crop is constrained by low soil fertility and poor nitrogen ...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:92

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    Vetch is one of the promising forage legumes to mitigate the existing critical feed shortage problem in the Ethiopian highlands. The study was conducted to describe the morphological and agronomical traits and...

    Authors: Gezahagn Kebede

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:90

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    A study was conducted to evaluate the effect of altitude and harvesting dates on productivity and nutritive value of three Brachiaria brizantha grass ecotypes (Eth. 13726, Eth. 13809 and Eth. 1377) in northwester...

    Authors: Wubetie Adnew Wassie, Berhanu Abraha Tsegay, Asaminew Tassew Wolde and Bimrew Asmare Limeneh

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:89

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    This study was conducted in Fogera District, north western Ethiopia, to evaluate the effect of harvesting stages on biomass yield and nutritive value of oat–vetch mixtures under residual moisture. The experime...

    Authors: Eshetie Alemu Molla, Berhanu Alemu Wondimagegn and Yeshambel Mekuriaw Chekol

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:88

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    Naked barley is a traditional, climate-resilient and highly nutritious crop of the high mountains of Nepal. Knowledge of agro-morphological diversity among the naked barely genotypes is fundamental for their e...

    Authors: Ritesh Kumar Yadav, Subash Gautam, Epsha Palikhey, Bal Krishna Joshi, Krishna Hari Ghimire, Rita Gurung, Achyut Raj Adhikari, Niranjan Pudasaini and Rajeev Dhakal

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:86

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  14. Content type: Research

    Gender-related constraints reflect gender inequalities in access to resources and development opportunities. Access to productive assets is a major issue in the gender empowerment discourse. Despite the signif...

    Authors: Scolastica Wambua, Eliud Birachi, Ann Gichangi, Justus Kavoi, Jemimah Njuki, Mercy Mutua, Michael Ugen and David Karanja

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:85

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    The study was conducted in 2017 main cropping season at two locations in North Gondar Zone, Ethiopia, to determine the optimum inter- and intra-row spacing of mung bean for maximum yield and yield components. ...

    Authors: Asaye Birhanu, Tilahun Tadesse and Daniel Tadesse

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:84

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    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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    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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    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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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    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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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