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  1. Research

    Farmers’ knowledge and perception of postharvest physiological deterioration in cassava storage roots in Ghana

    In spite of the essential role of cassava in ensuring household food security and employment for most rural farm households, postharvest physiological deterioration (PPD) of the roots which is serious abiotic ...

    R. Prempeh, J. A. Manu-Aduening, B. O. Asante, I. K. Asante, S. K. Offei and E. Y. Danquah

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:27

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  2. Research

    Response to the Ebola-related bushmeat consumption ban in rural Côte d’Ivoire

    Bushmeat represents an important animal protein source for populations in rural areas of Côte d’Ivoire; consequently, the exploitation of the bushmeat reserves has contributed to food security in these areas f...

    Arlette Olaby Dindé, Aubin Jacob Mobio, Amoin Georgette Konan, Gilbert Fokou, Konan Yao, Emmanuel Lasme Jean Charles Esso, Agathe Fantodji, Marina Koussemon and Bassirou Bonfoh

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:28

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  3. Research

    Characterization of pre- and postharvest losses of tomato supply chain in Ethiopia

    Tomato has significant economic importance in Ethiopia. Although quantitative evidence is limited, postharvest loss in tomato is considerably high. This study presents qualitative and quantitative postharvest ...

    Bezabih Emana, Victor Afari-Sefa, Ngoni Nenguwo, Amsalu Ayana, Dereje Kebede and Hedija Mohammed

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:3

    Published on: 10 March 2017

  4. Research

    Impact of climate variability on pineapple production in Ghana

    Climate variations have a considerable impact on crop production. For pineapple, variable temperatures and rainfall patterns are implicated, yet there is limited knowledge of the conditions and consequences of...

    Portia Adade Williams, Olivier Crespo, Christopher John Atkinson and George Owusu Essegbey

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:26

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  5. Research

    Productivity and food security effects of using of certified seed potato: the case of Kenya’s potato farmers

    Potato is a major food crop in the tropical regions of Africa. However, potato yields continue to remain very low in these regions mainly due to use of poor quality seed. The recent development of rapid seed m...

    Julius Juma Okello, Yuan Zhou, Norman Kwikiriza, Sylvester Ogutu, Ian Barker, Elmar Schulte-Geldermann, Elly Atieno and Justin Taj Ahmed

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:25

    Published on: 8 March 2017

  6. Research

    Smallholder farmers’ adaptation to climate change and determinants of their adaptation decisions in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

    The agricultural sector remains the main source of livelihoods for rural communities in Ethiopia, but faces the challenge of changing climate. This study investigated how smallholder farmers perceive climate c...

    Abrham Belay, John W. Recha, Teshale Woldeamanuel and John F. Morton

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:24

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  7. Research

    Is bean really a women’s crop? Men and women’s participation in bean production in Uganda

    Common bean one of the grain legumes that was traditionally considered a subsistence crop and therefore a woman’s crop in Uganda was prioritized for commercialization. This has transformed the crop from being ...

    Florence Nakazi, Jemimah Njuki, Michael Adrogu Ugen, Paul Aseete, Enid Katungi, Eliud Birachi, Ruth Kabanyoro, Isaac Joseph Mugagga and Grace Nanyonjo

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:22

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  8. Research

    Vegetable diversification in cocoa-based farming systems Ghana

    As part of dynamic livelihood coping strategies, some farmers in Ghana’s cocoa belt have diversified away from traditional cocoa production to other high-value crops including vegetables, to the extent of dive...

    Justice G. Djokoto, Victor Afari-Sefa and Albert Addo-Quaye

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:6

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  9. Review

    Addressing constraints in promoting wild edible plants’ utilization in household nutrition: case of the Congo Basin forest area

    It is worth raising the question, why are wild edible plants (WEPs) which are rich in diverse nutrients and widely abundant underutilized despite the increasing rate of undernourishment in poor regions? One r...

    Precillia Ijang Tata Ngome, Charlie Shackleton, Anne Degrande and Julius Chupezi Tieguhong

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:20

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  10. Research

    Livestock ownership, animal source foods and child nutritional outcomes in seven rural village clusters in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Sub-Saharan Africa currently has the highest prevalence of malnutrition worldwide. In children under the age of 5 years, malnutrition can have long-term effects on physical and cognitive development, with impl...

    Jack B. Hetherington, Anke K. Wiethoelter, Joel Negin and Siobhan M. Mor

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:9

    Published on: 24 January 2017

  11. Research

    Integrating fisheries and agricultural programs for food security

    Despite the connections between terrestrial and marine/freshwater livelihood strategies that we see in coastal regions across the world, the contribution of wild fisheries and fish farming is seldom considered...

    Brendan Fisher, Robin Naidoo, John Guernier, Kiersten Johnson, Daniel Mullins, Dorcas Robinson and Edward H. Allison

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:1

    Published on: 10 January 2017

  12. Research

    Resource use efficiency among maize farmers in Ghana

    Despite the enormous importance of maize in Ghana, maize farmers in the country continue to experience low yields, making Ghana self-insufficient in the production of the crop. For maize farmers to be helped t...

    Dadson Awunyo-Vitor, Camillus Abawiera Wongnaa and Robert Aidoo

    Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:28

    Published on: 21 December 2016

  13. Review

    Toward climate-smart agriculture in West Africa: a review of climate change impacts, adaptation strategies and policy developments for the livestock, fishery and crop production sectors

    Many projections of the impact of climate change on the crop, livestock and fishery production sectors of African agriculture are reported in the literature. However, they may be arguably too general to unders...

    Robert Zougmoré, Samuel Partey, Mathieu Ouédraogo, Bamidele Omitoyin, Timothy Thomas, Augustine Ayantunde, Polly Ericksen, Mohammed Said and Abdulai Jalloh

    Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:26

    Published on: 17 December 2016

  14. Research

    Enumeration and molecular detection of Bacillus cereus in local indigenous and imported rice grains

    Bacillus cereus is frequently related to foodborne illness outbreak. The common food vehicles for transmission of the bacteria are rice, rice products and starchy foods. As rice is a s...

    Lesley Maurice Bilung, Ahmad Syatir Tahar, Tan Pei Shze, Samantha Valarie Furzanne Anak Jamie, Hashimatul Fatma Hashim, Kasing Apun and Son Radu

    Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:25

    Published on: 3 December 2016

  15. Research

    The humble sardine (small pelagics): fish as food or fodder

    The group of small pelagic fish is the largest species group landed globally. A significant proportion of this nutrient-rich food is processed and lost to livestock feed, fish feed, fish oil, pet food and omeg...

    Moenieba Isaacs

    Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:27

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  16. Research

    The challenge of achieving basal energy, iron and zinc provision for home consumption through family farming in the Andes: a comparison of coverage through contemporary production systems and selected agricultural interventions

    Child undernutrition is persistently high in the central Andes of Peru, and numerous smallholder households fail to meet their basic needs of energy, iron and zinc. Food-based approaches assume household-level...

    Alejandra Arce, Hilary Creed-Kanashiro, Maria Scurrah, Raul Ccanto, Edgar Olivera, Dharani Burra and Stef De Haan

    Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:23

    Published on: 15 October 2016

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