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  1. In this study, we present the current situation and the role of agricultural extension services for farmers and indicates the potential solutions for the optimum effectiveness of these services. Thus, we inves...

    Authors: Albert Novas Somanje, Geetha Mohan and Osamu Saito
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:53
  2. Lack of access to credit precludes smallholder farmers from making investment that generates greater level of income, consumption and wealth. To reverse this limit, Oromia Credit and Saving Share Company has b...

    Authors: Amanuel Berhanu, Abayineh Amare, Birki Gurmessa, Yadeta Bekele and Tamiru Chalchisa
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:51
  3. Agriculture is important for economic growth and development in many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Tanzania. However, agricultural production and productivity remain relatively low, with significa...

    Authors: Maurice Juma Ogada, Maren Radeny, John Recha and Solomon Dawit
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:55
  4. This study examines the rural–urban linkages about the perceived farmers' environmental effects of food security plans to participate in these plans in Iran's rural areas. We have also considered the mediating...

    Authors: Naser Shafieisabet and Neginsadat Mirvahedi
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:46
  5. Mango is an important cash crop greatly contributing for food security of fruit growers in northwestern parts of Tigray region, northern Ethiopia. However, information was critically lacking with respect to ge...

    Authors: Gebresmon Gebregiorgs, Negasi Tekeste and Berhan Mengesha
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:62
  6. The challenge of enhancing food security and livelihoods for smallholder farmers has been a significant concern in the agricultural development field. To increase farm productivity and enable smallholder farme...

    Authors: Kevin McKague, Farouk Jiwa, Karim Harji and Obidimma Ezezika
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:44
  7. Among others, the productive use of surplus labor is a viable mechanism to transform the agricultural sector and thus the whole economy in low-income countries. It is critically important to understand the fac...

    Authors: Andu Nesrey Berha, Yohannes Kefale Mogess and Mengistu Alamneh Wassie
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:61
  8. Peanut is an important crop for farmers in Haiti. Currently, very limited information is available on farmers’ yields, production practices as well as post-harvest practices that reduce aflatoxin prevalence an...

    Authors: Genti Kostandini, James Rhoads, Gregory E. MacDonald, Eftila Tanellari, Rob Johnson, Eric Carroll and Gael Pressoir
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:42
  9. While it has identified that linking smallholders in the agri-food value chain remains to be a promising strategy to get out of the poverty trap in many developing countries, less is known about the food secur...

    Authors: Mengistie Mossie, Alemseged Gerezgiher, Zemen Ayalew and Asres Elias
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:47
  10. Governance of food and nutrition security is vital in achieving sustainable development goals. Yet, the role of governance in shaping and preventing malnutrition risk is complex and poorly understood. This pap...

    Authors: Thobile Phungwayo, Sandra Boatemaa Kushitor and Liesbet Koornhof
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:45
  11. Seed systems are considered as a vehicle through which the sustainable agricultural intensification can be achieved. However, most sub-Saharan African countries have been ineffective to provide sufficient ince...

    Authors: Judith Ndossi, Essegbemon Akpo, Chris O. Ojiewo, Justin Ringo, Eliud Kongola, Ronnie Vernooy, Geoffrey Muricho, Gerald Alex Lukurugu, Lameck Nyaligwa Makoye, Ramadjita Tabo and Rajeev Varshney
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:43
  12. Food supply chain companies are major link for safe food production and distribution. Food safety ensures reduced food losses and, therefore, contributes to food security. Although there have been extensive st...

    Authors: Ahmad Kalateh Sadati, Mehdi Nayedar, Leila Zartash and Zahra Falakodin
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:41
  13. Given the polysemy of the concept resilience, is it possible to have a unified conceptualisation of food system resilience? This paper provides a multidisciplinary evaluation of the literature to identify comm...

    Authors: Lan van Wassenaer, Elsje Oosterkamp, Marcel van Asseldonk and Mark Ryan
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:38
  14. The import of wheat flour is the major driver for the high prices and low use of bakery products in non-producing tropical countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). These products’ high prices ...

    Authors: Patrick Ngirabakunzi Irakiza, Géant Basimine Chuma, Tresor Zongwe Lyoba, Marcelin Aganze Mweze, Jean Mubalama Mondo, Parent Kulimushi Zihalirwa, Sylvain Mapatano, Alphonse Zihalirwa Balezi and Gustave Nachigera Mushagalusa
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:28
  15. The combinational/configurational effects of the agricultural information literacy indicators are believed to have an influence on the productivity performance of the horticultural crops. Previous studies have...

    Authors: Asmiro Abeje Fikadu and Girma Gezimu Gebre
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:24
  16. Achieving food security is a global priority and a concern for most African countries, including Ghana. Food systems providing varied and healthy diets without compromising the natural resource base, such as i...

    Authors: Gideon Danso-Abbeam, Gilbert Dagunga, Dennis Sedem Ehiakpor, Abiodun A. Ogundeji, Edinam Dope Setsoafia and Joseph A. Awuni
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:35
  17. In 2015, The United Nations (UN) established 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. In Latin America, the Pacific Alliance is integrated by Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Mexico, which the scientific act...

    Authors: Oscar Herrera-Calderon, Ricardo Ángel Yuli-Posadas, Gilmar Peña-Rojas, Vidalina Andía-Ayme, Renán Dilton Hañari-Quispe and Orlando Gregorio-Chaviano
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:34
  18. The native Andean potatoes, despite their low yield, have a large diversity that is conserved by subsistence farmers in Peru, due to their culinary characteristics and other qualities. However, this diversity ...

    Authors: Edith Zevallos, Josue Inga, Fernando Alvarez, Karina Marmolejo, Rocio Paitan, Ines Viza, Dante Becerra, Gina Rixi and Cecilia Silva-Diaz
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:33
  19. The aim of the study is identification of factors influencing the reduction of the potential maximum yield of winter wheat in weather conditions of dry farming in European part of Russia, Volgograd region. The...

    Authors: Mohammed A. Al-Gunaid, Irina I. Salygina, Maxim V. Shcherbakov, Vladislav N. Trubitsin and Peter P. Groumpos
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:32
  20. Empowering women, land tilting to enhance the security of Land Tenure and Property Rights (LTPRs) in agriculture vis-a-vis food and nutrition security are crucial in the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goa...

    Authors: Mojisola Olanike Kehinde, Adebayo Musediku Shittu, Abigail Gbemisola Adeyonu and Maria Gbemisola Ogunnaike
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:25
  21. There has been a piqued interest in alternative agricultural production systems that are environmentally friendly due to concerns on how sustainable it is to grow conventionally. However, in the producer’s poi...

    Authors: Sochinwechi Nwosisi, Prabodh Illukpitiya, Dilip Nandwani, Ismail Tubosun Arebi and Obinna Nwosisi
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:27
  22. Soil erosion is a major threat to the natural ecosystem and agricultural sector in the western part of Lattakia Governorate, Syrian Arab Republic. The main goals of this research are to investigate erosion ris...

    Authors: Alaa Khallouf, Swapan Talukdar, Endre Harsányi, Hazem Ghassan Abdo and Safwan Mohammed
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:22
  23. Weather-related risks thwart agricultural productivity gains especially in the face of climate change. Agricultural insurance serves as a reliable risk mitigation instrument for coping with climate-related haz...

    Authors: Daniel Adu Ankrah, Nana Afranaa Kwapong, Dennis Eghan, Francis Adarkwah and Dominic Boateng-Gyambiby
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:19
  24. Food security is considered a pivotal factor for the sustainable development of communities and focus on this issue in rural areas. More specifically, it is of paramount importance in developing countries. Acc...

    Authors: Atefeh Ahmadi Dehrashid, Masoud Bijani, Naser Valizadeh, Hossein Ahmadi Dehrashid, Bahram Nasrollahizadeh and Akbar Mohammadi
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:17
  25. Ghana’s smallholder share area under cultivation is witnessing a gradual decline, relative to the share of farmland under medium scale that is growing rapidly. Little attention has, however, been given to exam...

    Authors: Nana Afranaa Kwapong, Daniel Adu Ankrah, Jonathan Nicholas Anaglo and Enoch Yao Vukey
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:31
  26. Livelihood diversification plays a decisive role for the reduction of poverty, food insecurity and to improve the welfare of rural communities. However, inadequate research attention has been given to explore ...

    Authors: Alemayehu Abera, Teshome Yirgu and Abera Uncha
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:30
  27. Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is a valuable commodity crop for local, regional and global markets. In Ethiopia, wheat ranks third after maize (Zea mays L.) and tef (Eragrostis tef Zucc.) in terms of total pr...

    Authors: Yared Semahegn, Hussein Shimelis, Mark Laing and Isack Mathew
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:18
  28. Quality seed is at the core of the technological packages needed to increase crop production, nutrition, and rural wellbeing. However, smallholder farmers in Tanzania have limited access to affordable quality ...

    Authors: M. K. Kansiime, M. Bundi, J. Nicodemus, J. Ochieng, D. Marandu, S. S. Njau, R. F. Kessy, F. Williams, D. Karanja, J. A. Tambo and D. Romney
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:15
  29. Small-scale poultry farming plays a major role as a source of income for farmers through the sale of birds and eggs. Furthermore, in households’ poultry products are a valuable source of protein in the diet—es...

    Authors: Letlhogonolo Selaledi, Matome Maake and Monnye Mabelebele
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:14
  30. Wild edible plants (WEPs) have an important role for rural communities in safeguarding food security, nutritive variation and continued earnings. Their significance, management and utilization are not fully do...

    Authors: Leul Kidane and Alemu Kejela
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:29
  31. The notion of leisure became pronounced more than 20 years ago when women who worked on or out of the farm came home to a “second shift,” which entailed domestic work and childcare. This gap continues today no...

    Authors: Eileen Bogweh Nchanji, Mercy Mutua, Collins Odhiambo, Yvonne Kiki Nchanji and David Karanja
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:12
  32. Food insecurity remains a major concern worldwide. In North and South Kivu provinces, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, repeated wars and gender-based violence exacerbate the situation. However, little is ...

    Authors: Wyvine Ansima Bapolisi, Giovanfrancesco Ferrari, Ghislain Bisimwa and Sonja Merten
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:13
  33. A broad scope of crop models with varying demands on data inputs is being used for several purposes, such as possible adaptation strategies to control climate change impacts on future crop production, manageme...

    Authors: Priscilla Ntuchu Kephe, Kingsley Kwabena Ayisi and Brilliant Mareme Petja
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:10
  34. Worldwide, millets are regarded as a significant grain, however, they are the least exploited. Millet grain is abundant in nutrients and health-beneficial phenolic compounds, making it suitable as food and fee...

    Authors: Z. M. Hassan, N. A. Sebola and M. Mabelebele
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:16
  35. Sustainable Development Goal 2 aims at ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture. Whilst some smallholder farmers are aware of this goal, others are not....

    Authors: Franklin Nantui Mabe, Eliasu Mumuni and Nashiru Sulemana
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:9
  36. Agriculture contributes significantly to the welfare of smallholder farmers, but it has become highly susceptible to climate change, due to its reliance on the increasingly erratic rainfall patterns. Climate S...

    Authors: Angeline Mujeyi, Maxwell Mudhara and Munyaradzi Mutenje
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:4
  37. Agriculture is considered an important strategy for overcoming many of the emergencies faced by rural households in developing countries. In rural Ethiopia household access to food largely depends on what the ...

    Authors: Dereje Derso Mengistu, Degefa Tolossa Degaga and Abraham Seyoum Tsehay
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:7
  38. Climate change poses a threat to the sustainability of food production among small-scale rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa that are dependent on rain-fed agriculture. Understanding farmers’ adaptations a...

    Authors: Francis Atube, Geoffrey M. Malinga, Martine Nyeko, Daniel M. Okello, Simon Peter Alarakol and Ipolto Okello-Uma
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:6
  39. Adoption of improved agricultural technologies remains to be a promising strategy to achieve food security and poverty reduction in many developing countries. However, there are limited rigorous impact evaluat...

    Authors: Muluken G. Wordofa, Jemal Y. Hassen, Getachew S. Endris, Chanyalew S. Aweke, Dereje K. Moges and Debbebe T. Rorisa
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:5
  40. Although traditional selective breeding has had a tremendous impact on both livestock and crop production in Africa, this has not kept pace with the high demand for animal and plant products on account of incr...

    Authors: Sethlina Naa Dodua Aryee, Dennis Owusu-Adjei, Richard Osei-Amponsah, Benjamin Skinner, Emmanuel Sowatey and Carole Anne Sargent
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:8