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  1. Methodology

    Golden Rice: instructions for use

    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...

    Adrian Dubock

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:60

    Published on: 6 October 2017

  2. Research

    Pigeonpea [(Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.)] production system, farmers’ preferred traits and implications for variety development and introduction in Benin

    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...

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

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:48

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  3. Research

    Integrated effect of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria and phosphate-solubilizing microorganisms on growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under rainfed condition

    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...

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

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:46

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  4. Research

    Assessing the information seeking behaviour and utilization of rice farmers in the Ejisu-Juaben municipality of Ashanti Region of Ghana

    A significant gap exists between advances in technologies in agriculture and what Ghanaian farmers practice on their farms. This paper examines rice farmers’ information seeking behaviour and the determinants ...

    Lawrencia Donkor Acheampong, Benedicta Nsiah Frimpong, Alexander Adu-Appiah, Bright Owusu Asante and Maxwell Darko Asante

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:38

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  5. Research

    Spatial variations of household food insecurity in East Gojjam Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia: implications for agroecosystem-based interventions

    In Ethiopia, food insecurity remains a major public health challenge. Agroecosystem has a potential to determine food insecurity. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the spatial pattern of household food ...

    Zewdie Aderaw Alemu, Ahmed Ali Ahmed, Alemayehu Worku Yalew and Belay Simanie

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:36

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  6. Research

    Men and women farmers’ perceptions of adopting improved diets for pigs in Uganda: decision-making, income allocation, and intra-household strategies that mitigate relative disadvantage

    The roles and responsibilities of men and women in east African smallholder pig-raising households and the entitlements each can claim from pig-enterprise income are unknown. The article is a qualitative gende...

    Natalie Ann Carter, Sally Humphries, Delia Grace, Emily Awuor Ouma and Catherine Elizabeth Dewey

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:18

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  7. Research

    Connecting smallholder tomato producers to improved seed in West Africa

    Environmental heterogeneity, emerging pathogens and limited access to financial and agricultural inputs prevent farmers from producing consistent crop yields in many developing countries. Yield instability im...

    Kari Perez, Jeffrey S. Froikin-Gordon, Issoufou Kollo Abdourhamane, Virginie Levasseur, Aïssatou Ali Alfari, Armel Mensah, Offei Bonsu, Boukary Habsatou, Françoise Assogba-Komlan, Abdou Aziz Mbaye, Moussa Noussourou, Lenli Claude Otoidobiga, Léonard Ouédraogo, Tatsuya Kon, Maria R. Rojas, Kadiatou Touré Gamby…

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:42

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  8. Research

    Tillage and fertilizer effect on maize and soybean yields in the Guinea savanna zone of Ghana

    The most limiting factors for sustainable maize production in smallholder farming systems of sub-Saharan Africa, especially the savanna agro-ecological zone, are erratic rainfall pattern and low soil fertility.

    Samuel Saaka Jeduah Buah, Hashim Ibrahim, Mavis Derigubah, Martin Kuzie, James Vuuro Segtaa, Jules Bayala, Robert Zougmore and Mathieu Ouedraogo

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:17

    Published on: 10 June 2017

  9. Research

    Value chain development for mango (Mangifera indica) around Outamba Kilimi National Park in Sierra Leone: constraints and opportunities for smallholders

    Mango is an important tree fruit in Sierra Leone since it participates to food and nutritional security mainly in rural areas. However, the economic potential of this tree fruit is still untapped to a large ex...

    Ademonla Djalalou Dine Arinloye, Ann Degrande, Vodjo Nicodème Fassinou Hotegni, Ebenezar Asaah, Rebecca Bockarie, Joachim Binam Nyemeck, Jules Bayala and Antoine Kalinganire

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:14

    Published on: 21 May 2017

  10. Research

    Participatory diagnosis and development of climate change adaptive capacity in the groundnut basin of Senegal: building a climate-smart village model

    Up to now, efforts to help local communities out of the food-insecurity trap were guided by researcher (or other actors)-led decisions on technologies to be implemented by the communities. This approach has p...

    Diaminatou Sanogo, Badiane Yacine Ndour, Moussa Sall, Katim Toure, Mouhamadou Diop, Baba Ansoumana Camara, Ousmane N’Diaye and Djibril Thiam

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:13

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  11. Research

    Uses and vulnerability of ligneous species exploited by local population of northern Burkina Faso in their adaptation strategies to changing environments

    Arid and semi-arid areas of West Africa are highly subject to climate change effects. This is combined to other drivers such as population growth and livestock number increase. To cope with such changing envir...

    Pauline Ouédraogo, Babou André Bationo, Josias Sanou, Salifou Traoré, Silamana Barry, Sidzabda Djibril Dayamba, Jules Bayala, Mathieu Ouédraogo, Sebastiaan Soeters and Adjima Thiombiano

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:15

    Published on: 1 May 2017

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