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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Review

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Review

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  39. 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

    Content type: Review

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