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  1. 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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    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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    Sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] plays an important role in ensuring food security and incomes for local communities. It is particularly grown in southern region of Benin, and its production over the last...

    Authors: Vincent Ezin, Florent Quenum, Roméo Houénagnon Bodjrenou, Chabrolle M. I. Kpanougo, Emeric M. G. Kochoni, Bienvenu Ifagbémi Chabi and Adam Ahanchede

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:15

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  4. 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

  5. Content type: Research

    Consumption patterns of mushrooms have increased in Ghana recently owing to its acknowledgement as a functional food. Different mushroom cultivation methods and substrate types have been linked to the quality ...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:35

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:36

  6. Content type: Research

    Soil acidity with associated low nutrient availability is one of the major constraints to faba bean (Vicia faba L.) production on Ethiopian highlands. Integrated use of organic and inorganic amendments is believe...

    Authors: Endalkachew Fekadu, Kibebew Kibret, Asmare Melese and Bobe Bedadi

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:16

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  7. Content type: Research

    Genetic improvement in livestock in developing countries like Ethiopia remains challenging; selection-based breeding schemes have the potential to provide resource-poor producers with access to improved animal...

    Authors: Y. Dagnew, M. Urge, Y. Tadesse and S. Gizaw

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:34

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  8. Content type: Research

    Potassium (K) availability depends on exchangeable K and relative amounts of other cations. Yet, the latter has mostly been overlooked. Thus, this study was conducted to evaluate availability and spatial distr...

    Authors: Fanuel Laekemariam, Kibebew Kibret and Hailu Shiferaw

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:13

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  9. Content type: Research

    Integrated application of inorganic NP and inoculation of Bradyrhizobium sp. exhibits various effect on nodulation and productivity of peanut in different locations. Therefore, this field experimental was set up ...

    Authors: Anteneh Argaw

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:20

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  10. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that the first author’s name is spelled incorrectly. In this Correction, the incorrect and correct author names are shown. The original p...

    Authors: Yeshambel Mekuriaw and Bimrew Asmare

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:32

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    The original article was published in Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:30

  11. Content type: Research

    Wild edible plants are of crucial importance in all parts of the world in supporting global food basket (about one billion people) on a daily basis. They are means of survival for rural communities, especially...

    Authors: Mekuanent Tebkew, Yohannis Gebremariam, Tadesse Mucheye, Asmamaw Alemu, Amsalu Abich and Dagim Fikir

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:12

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  12. Content type: Review

    World is facing agrarian as well as nutritional challenges. Agricultural lands with irrigation facilities have been exploited to maximum, and hence we need to focus on dry lands to further increase grain produ...

    Authors: Ashwani Kumar, Vidisha Tomer, Amarjeet Kaur, Vikas Kumar and Kritika Gupta

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:31

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  13. Content type: Research

    The huge livestock resources of the country could not be used to its potential due to lack of good-quality feed throughout the year. Consequently, finding alternative feed supplements for livestock is an impor...

    Authors: Yeshambel Mekuriaw and Bimrew Asmare

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:30

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:32

  14. Content type: Research

    Seed sector in Nepal has high comparative advantage, and the Government of Nepal has also emphasized to develop and strengthen seed supply system in Nepal. However, it has been facing different types of limita...

    Authors: Krishna P. Timsina and Ganesh P. Shivakoti

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:11

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  15. Content type: Research

    Horticultural crops are sources of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber, but their cultivation is not widely practiced in developing countries, like Ethiopia due to small-scale farming systems and poor pre- an...

    Authors: Hagos Abraha Rahiel, Abraha Kahsay Zenebe, Gebreslassie Woldegiorgis Leake and Beyene Weldegerima Gebremedhin

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:29

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  16. Content type: Research

    Onion (Allium cepa L.) is member of the family Alliaceae and the most widely grown herbaceous biennial vegetable crop. Quality planting material is one of the major inputs to successful vegetable production. Howe...

    Authors: Maria Tesfaye, Derbew Belew, Yigzaw Dessalegn and Getachew Shumye

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:28

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  17. Content type: Research

    Livestock production under smallholder mixed crop–livestock (MCL) production systems is constrained by feed shortage and scarcity of land on which to grow feed. Livestock feeds are obtained from different sour...

    Authors: Mekete Bekele Tahir, Ashenafi Mengistu Wossen and Berhan Tamir Mersso

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:19

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  18. Content type: Research

    Botanicals are generally assumed to be more biodegradable, leading to less environmental problems. Combination of botanicals could enhance biological activity against insect pests. Hence, the amount of botanic...

    Authors: Jean Wini Goudoungou, Elias Nchiwan Nukenine, Christopher Suh, Tiburce Gangué and Dieudonné Ndjonka

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:26

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  19. Content type: Research

    Information on the morphometric character of indigenous sheep population in their habitat is prerequisite to set up the breed improvement under the farmer level in Ethiopia. Still, there is a long way to chara...

    Authors: Fsahatsion Hailemariam, Dawit Gebremicheal and Hagos Hadgu

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:27

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  20. Content type: Research

    Linkage of tourism with agriculture is critical for maximizing the contribution of local economic and tourism development. However, these two sectors are not well linked for sustainable local development in ma...

    Authors: Diriba Welteji and Biruk Zerihun

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:8

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  21. Content type: Research

    Mechanization is a multi-dimensional concept and widely used in agriculture. There is, however, a major difference between the application of mechanization in developed and developing countries The developing ...

    Authors: Mohammad Emami, Morteza Almassi, Hossein Bakhoda and Issa kalantari

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:24

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  22. Content type: Research

    Listeria monocytogenes is one of the commonly isolated foodborne pathogens which cause illness, and listeriosis is a disease caused by this pathogen in human beings. Pets that consume contaminated pet food diets ...

    Authors: Lesley Maurice Bilung, Victoria Ulok, Feven Mehari Tesfamariam and Kasing Apun

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:23

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  23. Content type: Research

    A field experiment to evaluate the dry matter yield and nutritive value of Sugar graze and Jumbo plus under irrigation was conducted at three different plant spacings (15 x 30, 15 x 45, 15 x 60 cm) on a red–ye...

    Authors: Sagana Pushparajah and Jeyalingawathani Sinniah

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:22

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  24. Content type: Research

    The type of farming practices employed within an agro-ecosystem have some effects on its health and sustainable agricultural production. Thus, it is important to encourage farmers to make use of ecosystem-frie...

    Authors: Caesar Agula, Mamudu Abunga Akudugu, Saa Dittoh and Franklin Nantui Mabe

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:5

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  25. Content type: Research

    It is widely accepted that crop yields will be affected by climate change. However, the role played by climate in affecting crop yields vis-a-vis non-climatic stresses, is often unclear, limiting decision choi...

    Authors: Terence Epule Epule, James D. Ford, Shuaib Lwasa, Benon Nabaasa and Ambrose Buyinza

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:10

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  26. Content type: Research

    Aus rice began to lose its importance as farmers slowly started shifting to cultivation of irrigated Boro rice encouraged by its higher yields. The government of Bangladesh has launched an incentive programme for...

    Authors: Md. Taj Uddin and Aurup Ratan Dhar

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:14

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  27. Content type: Research

    To expand the biotechnology market, the opinions of professionals toward biotechnological products are highly valuable for the industry personnel, government policy-makers, and others for taking appropriate de...

    Authors: Abu Habib Md. Abdullah, Md. Safiul Islam Afrad, A. K. M. Abdul Hannan Bhuiyan, Md. Enamul Haque and Tofazzal Islam

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:2

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  28. Content type: Research

    Brazil is the world’s largest sugarcane producer, and its production is concentrated in south-central and northeast regions, particularly in the state of São Paulo. The land use change, principally from the in...

    Authors: Alex Wilhans Antonio Palludeto, Tiago Santos Telles, Roney Fraga Souza and Fábio Rodrigues de Moura

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:1

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  29. Content type: Research

    Poverty and food insecurity remain as the major challenges to achieve economic development in Ethiopia. Explaining the household food insecurity situation and identifying associated factors will help in makin...

    Authors: Mahlet Mulugeta, Gebeyaw Tiruneh and Zewdie Aderaw Alemu

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:3

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  30. Content type: Research

    Fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) has been enhanced by combining resistant alleles with transgressive segregation. In Japan, intensive FHB resistance breeding was initiated in ...

    Authors: Sayaka Niwa, Yusuke Kazama, Tomoko Abe and Tomohiro Ban

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:4

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  31. Content type: Research

    The impact of climate change and variability on livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Northern Ghana has become severer than ever before. As a result, crop insurance has been advocated as one of the recommende...

    Authors: Stephen A. Abugri, Joseph Amikuzuno and Edward B. Daadi

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:71

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  32. Content type: Research

    Agricultural production systems are a sustainable way of providing nutritious and diversified foods especially among rural households in developing countries. Capacity building of farmers and extension workers...

    Authors: Therese Mwatitha Gondwe, Emmanuel Oladeji Alamu, Mofu Musonda, Numeri Geresomo and Bussie Maziya-Dixon

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:72

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  33. Content type: Research

    West Africa’s Sahel is characterized by a dry and hot climate with limited rainfall that impairs the production of several crops. Sesame is a resilient crop that is well suited to this environment. Unfortunate...

    Authors: Komivi Dossa, Mariama Konteye, Mareme Niang, Youssouf Doumbia and Ndiaga Cissé

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:68

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  34. Content type: Research

    Rehabilitation and optimized utilization of agro-pastoral dams (APDs), especially for vegetable production, has been recently promoted to boost agricultural production and ensure food security in Benin. Howeve...

    Authors: G. Nathalie Kpéra, Alcade C. Segnon, Aliou Saïdou, Guy A. Mensah, Noelle Aarts and Akke J. van der Zijpp

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:67

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  35. Content type: Research

    In spite of the fact that tomato fruits do not only serve as food but as medicine, nutrient supplement, flavouring ingredient, detoxificant and human system cleanser, the household consumption is on a constant...

    Authors: Aoudou Yaouba, Emilienne Ketsia Nnomo, Abel Second Ze Medjap and Louis Childeric Essola Etoa

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:55

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  36. Content type: Research

    Local seed systems that are developed, managed and maintained by farmers are a fundamental practice in smallholder crop production, supporting more than 80% of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and feeding more th...

    Authors: Kudzai Kusena, Rachel Wynberg and Claid Mujaju

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:52

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  37. Content type: Research

    Achievement of food security is an important objective in the National Development Plan of Botswana. This study set out to characterise food security situation and food consumption patterns among livestock kee...

    Authors: Sirak Bahta, Francis Wanyoike, Hikuepi Katjiuongua and Davis Marumo

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:65

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