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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Smallholder farmers’ decisions to adopt adaptation options in response to climate change and variability are influenced by socioeconomic, institutional, and environmental factors, indicating that decision patt...

    Authors: Abayineh Amare and Belay Simane

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:64

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    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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    Enset Xanthomonas wilt (EXW) was first reported in 1939 and continues to threaten the sustainability of farming systems in south and southwestern parts of Ethiopia. The present study was conducted in the centr...

    Authors: Z. Yemataw, A. Mekonen, A. Chala, K. Tesfaye, K. Mekonen, D. J. Studholme and K. Sharma

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:62

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    Smallholder farmers can adapt to climate variability and change through sustainable land management (SLM) practices that help to offset the negative impacts at farm level. However, use of these practices as ad...

    Authors: Paulos Asrat and Belay Simane

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:61

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  14. Content type: Review

    Food preservation involves different food processing steps to maintain food quality at a desired level so that maximum benefits and nutrition values can be achieved. Food preservation methods include growing, ...

    Authors: Sadat Kamal Amit, Md. Mezbah Uddin, Rizwanur Rahman, S. M. Rezwanul Islam and Mohidus Samad Khan

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:51

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    The tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) is an invasive insect pest of tomato and other solanaceous plants which is rapidly expanding its geographic range. It has a highly damaging effect on...

    Authors: Reyard Mutamiswa, Honest Machekano and Casper Nyamukondiwa

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:49

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    Ethiopia has tremendous agricultural potential with vast areas of fertile land. However, agriculture remains underdeveloped and poverty persists, especially in rural areas. Therefore, this study examined the i...

    Authors: Alem-meta Assefa Agidew and K. N. Singh

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:56

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    Maize is the most important staple crop for food security and livelihood of smallholder farmers in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, but it alone cannot ensure food security. Cropping patterns must be diversif...

    Authors: Srinivasulu Rajendran, Victor Afari-Sefa, Apurba Shee, Temesgen Bocher, Mateete Bekunda, Inviolate dominick and Philipo Joseph Lukumay

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:50

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    Developing countries in general and Ethiopia in particular are affected by a growing problem of food insecurity. Millions of individuals and households especially the rural poor are the main victims of the p...

    Authors: Diriba Welteji, Kerime Mohammed and Kedir Hussein

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:53

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  19. Content type: Methodology

    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...

    Authors: Adrian Dubock

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:60

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  20. Content type: Review

    The worlds growing population and limited land resources require high intensity of food production. Human nutrition needs both macronutrients and micronutrients. One way of providing micronutrients in staple c...

    Authors: Adrian Dubock

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:59

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    Farmers’ locally have acquired knowledge from generations of experience and experimentation that fit local conditions. Yet, the scientific approach less used farmers’ soil knowledge (FSK) and site-specific soi...

    Authors: Fanuel Laekemariam, Kibebew Kibret and Tekalign Mamo

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:57

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    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...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:48

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    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...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:46

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    This paper examined the effect of Micro-Agricultural Financial Institutions of South Africa financial services on livelihood capital of beneficiaries in North West Province South Africa. A simple random sampli...

    Authors: Idowu Oladele and Lucky Ward

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:45

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    Drought is regarded as a leading cause of food insecurity affecting about 220 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. Drought early warning systems (DEWSs) have the potential to strengthen capacity of communiti...

    Authors: Damalie Akwango, Bernard Bonton Obaa, Nelson Turyahabwe, Yona Baguma and Anthony Egeru

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:43

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    Understanding diversity of smallholder farm households is of critical importance for the success of development interventions. Farming households often will devise livelihood strategies that provide the best g...

    Authors: Clifton Makate and Nelson Mango

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:37

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    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 ...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:38

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    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 ...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:36

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  29. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:18

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  30. Content type: Research

    Cocoyam is an important food security crop in Ghana because it stores better than all other root and tuber crops. Despite its socio-economic relevance, production has declined persistently since the last decad...

    Authors: Stanley Boakye-Achampong, Kwasi Ohene-Yankyera, Robert Aidoo and Olav Jull Sørensen

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:44

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    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:42

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    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.

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:17

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    Food availability, access, and utilization are the three pillars of food security and need to be aligned in order to support a healthy population. United States (US) fisheries policy plays an important role i...

    Authors: David Clifford Love, Patricia Pinto da Silva, Julia Olson, Jillian Parry Fry and Patricia Mary Clay

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:16

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    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...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:14

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    Maize is the second most important staple crop in terms of area and production in Nepal. The production and yield of maize are low in Nepal as compared to other similar agro-climatic regions. Seed is considere...

    Authors: Mahesh Sapkota, Niraj Prakash Joshi, Rishi Ram Kattel and Mahima Bajracharya

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:41

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  36. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:13

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  37. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:15

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    Inconsistency in climate regimes of rainfall and temperature is a source of biotic and abiotic stresses in agricultural systems worldwide. Several studies from Bangladesh report that this variability is a caus...

    Authors: Md Abiar Rahman, SuChul Kang, Nidhi Nagabhatla and Robert Macnee

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:10

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The rapid growth of mobile phones in Ghana has opened up the possibility of delivering timely and useful weather and market information to farmers at costs lower than traditional agricultural extension service...

    Authors: Prince Maxwell Etwire, Saaka Buah, Mathieu Ouédraogo, Robert Zougmoré, Samuel Tetteh Partey, Edward Martey, Sidzabda Djibril Dayamba and Jules Bayala

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:8

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  40. Content type: Research

    Food security has been observed to be severe in northern Ghana than any other area of the country. Though this has been acknowledged, few attempts have been made to curb the situation. One of such intervention...

    Authors: Paul Kwame Nkegbe, Benjamin Musah Abu and Haruna Issahaku

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:35

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  41. Content type: Review

    Existing scholarly works have paid little or no attention to the problems small-scale fisheries encounter within the context of food and nutritional security. Therefore, this work has examined the problem. Sma...

    Authors: Shehu Latunji Akintola and Kafayat Adetoun Fakoya

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:34

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