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  1. A considerable amount of food produced is lost globally. Food loss indicates not only the amount of edible food that humans do not consume but also the waste of resources used in production and distribution, l...

    Authors: Daniel Chrisendo, Johannes Piipponen, Matias Heino and Matti Kummu
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:23
  2. Despite the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on the food supply chain since 2020. Understanding the current trends of research and scenarios in the food supply chain is critical for developing effective strate...

    Authors: Abdul Kafi, Nizamuddin Zainuddin, Adam Mohd Saifudin, Syairah Aimi Shahron, Mohd Rizal Razalli, Suria Musa and Aidi Ahmi
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:27
  3. Under the conditions of Moroccan rainfed agricultural areas, wheat cropping systems—the population’s basic staple food—are subject to a set of limitations that seasonally impact crop production and farmers’ in...

    Authors: Achraf Mamassi, Riad Balaghi, Krishna Prasad Devkota, Hamza Bouras, Mohamed El-Gharous and Bernard Tychon
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:22
  4. Inadequate fruits and vegetables intake is associated with several diseases. This study aimed to explore changes in fruits and snack consumption during the COVID-19-related lockdown in Iran.

    Authors: Maryam Amini, Azam Doustmohammadian, Bahareh Nikooyeh, Cain C. T. Clark, Samira Rabiei, Delaram Ghodsi, Hamid Rasekhi, Zahra Abdollahi, Mina Minaie, Farzaneh Sadeghi Ghotbabadi and Tirang R. Neyestani
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:21
  5. Investing in postharvest technologies is one way of reducing food losses with the aim of achieving food security, but it is often overlooked. In this study, we assessed the losses and costs associated with the...

    Authors: Richard M. Ariong, Daniel M. Okello, Michael Hilary Otim and Pamela Paparu
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:20
  6. Despite the strong commitment at both national and international levels to eradicate hunger and achieve household food security, by 2030 food insecurity remains a public health problem. South Africa is amongst...

    Authors: Betrand Ayuk Tambe, Ngoako Solomon Mabapa, Hlekani Vanessa Mbhatsani, Tshifhiwa Cynthia Mandiwana, Lindelani Fhumudzani Mushaphi, Merriam Mohlala and Xikombiso Gertrude Mbhenyane
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:19
  7. Assessing gender differences in trait preferences of groundnut value chain actors can influence the effectiveness of crop breeding programs, the adoption of developed technologies, and policy interventions. Ho...

    Authors: Jummai O. Yila, Edward Martey, Prince M. Etwire, Desmond Sunday Adogoba, Geoffrey Muricho and Haile Desmae
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:24
  8. Many Haitians face severe food insecurity driven in part by a lack of adequate land for agriculture. Hydroponic systems can produce food without the requirement of arable land but are often prohibitively expen...

    Authors: Isabella Vega, Dunerose Bien-Amié, Girlo Augustin, William Heiden and Nathaniel Heiden
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:18
  9. Declining soil fertility limits smallholder macadamia productivity in Malawi. To reverse this trend, it is essential to apply organic and inorganic fertilisers in an efficient and effective manner. Yet, fertil...

    Authors: Emmanuel Junior Zuza, Kadmiel Maseyk, Shonil A. Bhagwat, Abel Chemura, Rick L. Brandenburg, Andrew Emmott, Will Rawes, Wayne Hancock, Frank Mnthambala and Yoseph N. Araya
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:17
  10. This study uses photovoice to explore smallholder dairy farmers’ husbandry knowledge and practices and document how they address constraints faced in pursuing their livelihood strategy. Currently, there is a p...

    Authors: Ndungu S. Nyokabi, Lisette Phelan, Gizachew Gemechu, Stefan Berg, Adane Mihret, James L. N. Wood and Henrietta L. Moore
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:16
  11. Agricultural research and technology adoption play a key role in improving productivity and therefore generate impact on household livelihoods. The push–pull technology developed by the International Centre of...

    Authors: Fredrick O. Ouya, Alice W. Murage, Jimmy O. Pittchar, Frank Chidawanyika, John A. Pickett and Zeyaur R. Khan
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:15
  12. Crop production contribution to food security faces unprecedented challenge of increasing human population. This is due to the decline in major cereal crop yields including maize resulting from climate change ...

    Authors: Akasairi Ocwa, Endre Harsanyi, Adrienn Széles, Imre János Holb, Szilárd Szabó, Tamás Rátonyi and Safwan Mohammed
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:14
  13. Women’s empowerment interventions represent a key opportunity to improve nutrition-related outcomes. Still, cross-contextual evidence on the factors that cause poorer nutrition outcomes for women and girls and...

    Authors: Miriam Berretta, Meital Kupfer, Shannon Shisler and Charlotte Lane
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:13
  14. The main challenge of organic cereal systems is ensuring high yields and grain quality while maintaining pedo-environmental sustainability. Despite the potential benefits of organic farming systems, a debated ...

    Authors: Federica Carucci, Giuseppe Gatta, Anna Gagliardi, Simone Bregaglio and Marcella Michela Giuliani
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:12
  15. Digital technologies are promoted as transformational for smallholders in Africa through the potential to enhance access to knowledge, increase productivity and food security. Despite the anticipations for agr...

    Authors: Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Philip Tetteh Quarshie, Emily Duncan and Evan Fraser
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:11
  16. The need for adopting improved rice technologies and practices has become more important in Ethiopia as the national self-sufficiency gap has increased. This article examines the adoption level and factors gov...

    Authors: Abebaw Assaye, Endeshaw Habte and Seiichi Sakurai
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:9
  17. The livelihood of rural households in Ethiopia, like in most developing countries, largely depends on land resource. However, nowadays most rural households are denied access to arable land in the highland of ...

    Authors: Teklay Negash, Haftu Etsay, Metkel Aregay, Gidey Kidu and Zewil Machine
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:6
  18. Soil is a basic natural resource for the existence of life on earth, and its health is a major concern for rural livelihoods. Poor soil health is directly associated with reduced agricultural land productivity...

    Authors: Karamoko Sanogo, Birhanu Zemadim Birhanu, Souleymane Sanogo and Abdramane Ba
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:4
  19. An understanding of farmers' preferences of new banana cultivars and their characteristics is critical for developing and selecting cultivars that meet consumer needs. Therefore, phenotypic selection in a gene...

    Authors: Noel A. Madalla, Rony Swennen, Allan Brown, Sebastien Carpentier, Inge Van den Bergh, Rhiannon Crichton, Pricilla Marimo, Eva Weltzien, Cornel Massawe, Mpoki Shimwela, Daud Mbongo, Grace Kindimba, Jerome Kubiriba, Robooni Tumuhimbise, Asher W. Okurut, Martina Cavicchioli…
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:2
  20. When the global COVID-19 pandemic and state of emergency was declared in early 2020, South Pacific Island nations rapidly closed their borders resulting in significant socio-economic upheaval. With the South P...

    Authors: Steven J. R. Underhill, Soane Patolo, Seeseei Molimau-Samasoni, Salesh Kumar and Sarah Burkhart
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:1
  21. Land Tenure Formalization (LTF) is long advocated as a policy prescription that fosters growth and reduces poverty in developing countries. However, the empirical evidence on LTF effects is mixed and inconclus...

    Authors: Haji Athumani Msangi, Betty Waized, Katharina Löhr, Stefan Sieber and Daniel Wilson Ndyetabula
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 11:66
  22. As part of a larger food security project under Ethiopia’s Agricultural Growth Program (CASCAPE), 928 farms in the Ethiopian Highlands were surveyed between 2012 and 2017. The aim was to determine whether the ...

    Authors: P. F. Okoth, J. J. Stoorvogel, H. I. M. Heesmans, Amha Besufkad, Mekonnen Tolla, Melkamu Mamuye, Yemane Gebremeskel, Eyasu Elias, C. L. van Beek and E. M. A. Smaling
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 11:63
  23. In recognition of the potential importance of road access in the provision of and request for agricultural extension services, this study investigates whether and to what extent access to paved roads would inf...

    Authors: Han Bum Lee, Paul E. McNamara and Hitomi Ho
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 12:3
  24. The timely and accurate identification of food insecurity situations represents a challenging issue. Household surveys are routinely used in low-income countries and are an essential tool for obtaining key foo...

    Authors: Hugo Deléglise, Yves Gérard Bazié, Agnès Bégué, Roberto Interdonato, Mathieu Roche, Maguelonne Teisseire and Elodie Maître d’Hôtel
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 11:64
  25. The impacts of climate change on crop and livestock sectors are well-documented. Climate change and its related events (e.g., high temperatures, extreme events, disease outbreaks) affect livestock production i...

    Authors: Emilia Lamonaca, Amel Bouzid, Mariangela Caroprese, Maria Giovanna Ciliberti, Claudia M.d. S. Cordovil, Maria-Anastasia Karatzia, Mahmut Keskin, Messaoud Lazereg, Christina Lidga, Umberto Panniello, Anastasios Saratsis, Marco Tappi, Irene Valasi, SezenOcak Yetişgin and Fabio Gaetano Santeramo
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 11:65
  26. Climate change has perverse effects on the natural resource base and agricultural productivity, negatively affecting the well-being of households and communities. There are various attempts by the government a...

    Authors: Hussien Ali, Mesfin Menza, Fitsum Hagos and Amare Haileslassie
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 11:62
  27. Nutrition-sensitive agriculture is an effective multi-sectoral approach to address the underlying causes of malnutrition. However, successful implementation requires the involvement of different sectors to joi...

    Authors: Afework Mulugeta Bezabih, Znabu Hadush Kahsay, Amaha Kahsay, Abate Bekele, Omer Seid, Selemawit Asfaw, Freweeini Gebrearegay, Kidane Tadesse, Alessandra N. Bazzano, Wellington Jogo, Namukolo Covic and Heidi Busse
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 11:61
  28. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), malnutrition coupled with rising rates of undernutrition and the burden of overweight/obesity remains one of the most significant public health challenges facing the region. Nutrit...

    Authors: Roshaany Asirvatham, Suleyman M. Demi and Obidimma Ezezika
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2023 11:60
  29. Forests provide various ecosystem services. They are natural capitals that enhance nature to regulate itself via carbon sinks. However, anthropogenic and natural factors have altered their CO2 sequestration and c...

    Authors: Melese Genete Muluneh and Belachew Bogale Worku
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:57
  30. The outbreak of COVID-19 led to the implementation of lockdowns and social distancing regulations to curb the spread of infections. Consequently, the lockdowns impeded the movement of smallholder farmers, agri...

    Authors: Helen Onyeaka, Phemelo Tamasiga, Hugue Nkoutchou and Ashenafi Teshome Guta
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:56
  31. It is believed that in Ethiopia barley has been cultivated before 3000BC. Among the cereals, it is ranked in fifth place and the most important crop next to teff, sorghum, and wheat in the country. Different w...

    Authors: Zerhun Ganewo, Temesgen Balguda, Abera Alemu, Melese Mulugeta, Tibebu Legesse, Deribe Kaske and Aneteneh Ashebir
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:58
  32. Mung bean is an important pulse legume multipurpose crop that has significant health and economic benefits. It plays an important role in climate resilience and increasing food security. We conducted the study...

    Authors: Zena Befkadu Assefa, Amare Molla Dinku and Abdulkerime Mohammed Jemal
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:54
  33. Deteriorating soil fertility is a major constraint to agricultural production and food security among smallholder farmers in Uganda and throughout sub-Saharan Africa, where the majority of the population relie...

    Authors: Juliet Kiiza Kabasiita, Emmanuel Opolot, Eric Sande and Geoffrey Maxwell Malinga
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:53
  34. At the center of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by the United Nations is climate change. Analyzing adaptation processes is fundamental to enhance resilience in the poorest parts of the world. The anal...

    Authors: Charlotte Stadtbäumer, Brigitte Ruesink and Steven Gronau
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:52
  35. The indigenous people living in the province of West Papua may experience potential food insecurity, in part attributable to increased local adoption of, and reliance on, imported foods such as rice. At the sa...

    Authors: Fathir Fajar Sidiq, David Coles, Carmen Hubbard, Beth Clark and Lynn J. Frewer
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:51
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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