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  1. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:24

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    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...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:6

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    Experience-based household food insecurity (HFI) scales are not included in large-scale Indian surveys. There is limited evidence on which experience-based HFI scale or questions within a scale are most releva...

    Authors: Vani Sethi, Chandana Maitra, Rasmi Avula, Sayeed Unisa and Surbhi Bhalla

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:21

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  4. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:20

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    Culturally, food insecurity is expected in rural households. But it is considerable in urban setting due to many factors. Yet this has been hardly recognized in the study area. Therefore, this study intended t...

    Authors: Abraham Tadesse Tantu, Tsegaye Demissie Gamebo, Berhanu Kuma Sheno and Mulugeta Yohannis Kabalo

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:19

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    Subsistence farming in West Abaya district is sited in an area prone to drought. Thus, poor food security is a principal concern. But, this has been less documented. Therefore, this study aimed to determine th...

    Authors: Malla Shone, Tsegaye Demissie, Bereket Yohannes and Mulugeta Yohannis

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:2

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    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...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:9

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    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...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:1

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    Several state and non-state organizations are promoting organic agriculture as a climate smart option among cocoa farmers in the Ashanti region of Ghana. In this study, flora diversity and livelihoods position...

    Authors: Joseph Bandanaa, Irene Susana Egyir and Isaac Asante

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:29

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    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...

    Authors: Dadson Awunyo-Vitor, Camillus Abawiera Wongnaa and Robert Aidoo

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:28

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  11. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:26

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    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...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:25

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    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...

    Authors: Moenieba Isaacs

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:27

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    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...

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

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:23

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    Home gardens are an old agricultural practice playing a key role in household food security and diversity. Proximity of gardens to the home facilitates easy access to food and reduces household expenditure. Ho...

    Authors: Aarati Pillai, Joyce Kinabo and Michael B. Krawinkel

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:22

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    In search of options to cope with climate change and variability, a trial combining fertilization and improved varieties of millet and cowpea (intercropped or as sole crop) was conducted on three sites (Lemnog...

    Authors: Josias Sanou, Babou André Bationo, Silamana Barry, Loyehoun Dorothée Nabie, Jules Bayala and Robert Zougmore

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:20

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    Globally, there is great concern about expanding agricultural activities due to their impact in the conservation of agrobiodiversity. African continent is known for its richness in biodiversity. In Kenya, ther...

    Authors: Simon Wambui Mburu, Gilbert Koskey, Jacinta Malia Kimiti, Omwoyo Ombori, John M. Maingi and Ezekiel Mugendi Njeru

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:19

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    Pest invasion has been a disruptive phenomenon in nature, the consequence being ecological and economical negative effect in natural ecosystem of the area. In agriculture, introduced insect pest has a devastat...

    Authors: Maneno Chidege, Shakil Al-zaidi, Nayem Hassan, Abisgold Julie, Elialilia Kaaya and Sheila Mrogoro

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:17

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    Alaska is known for its many fisheries, which support an extensive global marketplace, a thriving tourism industry, and also contribute much to diets of many Alaskans. Yet, some research has suggested that Al...

    Authors: Hannah L. Harrison and Philip A. Loring

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:16

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:21

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    Plant genotypes are rarely developed for mixed cropping systems despite the potential of these systems to provide multiple ecosystem services. One of the most ubiquitously grown mixed cropping systems is a com...

    Authors: Krista B. Isaacs, Sieglinde S. Snapp, James D. Kelly and Kimberly R. Chung

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:15

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    Improved understanding of the influence of climate variability on eating habits is required to manage health outcomes that could be produced. Agriculture production is the main source of income to people in Ru...

    Authors: Naomi Jones Saronga, Idda Hubert Mosha, Anna Tengia Kessy, Mangi Job Ezekiel, Alex Zizinga, Opportuna Kweka, Paul Onyango and Sari Kovats

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:14

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    Smallholders have begun to take advantage of a growing pool of investment in climate change mitigation. Meanwhile, early movers in this area are working to develop innovative models that will allow projects to...

    Authors: Seth Shames, Krista Heiner, Martha Kapukha, Lillian Kiguli, Moses Masiga, Pauline Nantongo Kalunda, Annet Ssempala, John Recha and Amos Wekesa

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:13

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    Rice (Oryza sativa) is the most important staple food for almost half of the global population. Improvement of rice yield is of global concern and is influenced by a wide variety of regional factors including cli...

    Authors: Iffat Ara, Megan Lewis and Bertram Ostendorf

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:12

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  24. Content type: Review

    Kersting’s groundnut is a tropical crop, highly nutritious, adapted to drought-prone areas. The crop is neglected both by researchers and by policy makers. This paper aimed at providing relevant information on...

    Authors: Mathieu Anatole Tele Ayenan and Vincent A. Ezin

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:10

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  25. Content type: Review

    Fruit ripening is a natural process in which a fruit goes through various physical and chemical changes and gradually becomes sweet, colored, soft, and palatable. Fruit ripening process can also be stimulated ...

    Authors: Md. Nazibul Islam, Mehnaz Mursalat and Mohidus Samad Khan

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:8

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    Early bulking in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is a very important trait in semi-arid ecologies of the tropics. Farmers tend to select early-maturing cassava varieties to escape terminal drought and destruct...

    Authors: Joseph Adjebeng-Danquah, Vernon Edward Gracen, Samuel Kwame Offei, Isaac Kwadwo Asante and Joseph Manu-Aduening

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:9

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  27. Content type: Research

    Oat prolamin (avenin) is a family of proteins that contain several polymorphic components. The high interspecific variability of avenin among cultivars, electrophoretic patterns have been used for grain protei...

    Authors: Bindu A. Sunilkumar and Eden Tareke

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:7

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  28. Content type: Research

    When the natural pollinator’s declines, beekeeping can contribute to the pollination services, assuring crop yields, and can also be used to strengthen the livelihoods through commercialization to increase eco...

    Authors: Kedar Devkota, Shiva Chandra Dhakal and Resham Bahadur Thapa

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:6

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  29. Content type: Research

    Food insecurity is a worrying challenge worldwide, with sub-Sahara Africa most affected. Literature reveals that in developing countries, food insecurity is a largely ‘‘managed process’’, meaning people are ac...

    Authors: Takemore Chagomoka, Sophie Unger, Axel Drescher, Rüdiger Glaser, Bernd Marschner and Johannes Schlesinger

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:4

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  30. Content type: Research

    Citrus ranks top among the agricultural export commodities of Bhutan both in terms of volume and value. However, citrus cultivation practices still remain traditional with very low yield and inferior fruit qua...

    Authors: Kinley Dorji, Lakey Lakey, Sonam Chophel, Sonam Dechen Dorji and Birkha Tamang

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:3

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    This study aims to determine predictors of food insecurity in a typical setting where resilience of population is weakened as a result of protracted crises. South Sudan is used as a case study. The rationale o...

    Authors: Lailà B. Lokosang, Shaun Ramroop and Temesgen Zewotir

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:2

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    After the closure of Cameroon’s National Produce Marketing Board in 1990, rigorous measures no longer existed to control production of quality cocoa. This study assesses farmers’ knowledge of postharvest pract...

    Authors: Lewis Dopgima Levai, Henry Dilonga Meriki, Amayana Adiobo, Sama Awa-Mengi, Jane-Francis Tatah Kihla Akoachere and Vincent P. K. Titanji

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:28

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  33. Content type: Research

    The article describes the institutionalization of farmer participatory research and plant breeding that has occurred in Honduras over the past 22 years and demonstrates how this approach can offer a positive r...

    Authors: Sally Humphries, Juan Carlos Rosas, Marvin Gómez, José Jiménez, Fredy Sierra, Omar Gallardo, Carlos Avila and Mérida Barahona

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:27

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  34. Content type: Research

    This paper analyzes ownership and control of productive resources by gender as determined by culture. This is premised on the fact that past researchers have isolated gender and productive resources on one han...

    Authors: Adebola Adewumi Ajadi, Oladimeji Idowu Oladele, Koichi Ikegami and Tadasu Tsuruta

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:26

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  35. Content type: Review

    Because of growing demand for meat and declining availability of agricultural land, there is an urgent need to find alternative protein sources. Edible insects can be produced with less environmental impact th...

    Authors: Arnold van Huis

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:20

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  36. Content type: Review

    The role of both organic (OF) and conventional (CF) farming remains open to debate particularly when related to food security and climate change. Targeting plant breeding for OF can contribute to reduce its yi...

    Authors: Leonardo A. Crespo-Herrera and Rodomiro Ortiz

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:25

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  37. Content type: Research

    What are the key factors that contribute to household-level food security? What lessons can we learn from food secure households? What agricultural options and management strategies are likely to benefit femal...

    Authors: Silvia Silvestri, Douxchamps Sabine, Kristjanson Patti, Förch Wiebke, Radeny Maren, Mutie Ianetta, Quiros F. Carlos, Herrero Mario, Ndungu Anthony, Ndiwa Nicolas, Mango Joash, Claessens Lieven and Rufino Mariana Cristina

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:23

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  38. Content type: Research

    There is a lack of scientific evidence that home gardens contribute to women empowerment, which eventually leads to greater gender equality, although it is generally assumed that they do. Using data from poor ...

    Authors: Marie Antoinette Patalagsa, Pepijn Schreinemachers, Shahana Begum and Shawkat Begum

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:24

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  39. Content type: Research

    Land degradation reduces agricultural productivity and poses a serious threat on food security status of households. In Ethiopia, farmers have been using only urea and di-ammonium phosphate for more than 15 ye...

    Authors: Hillette Hailu, Tekalign Mamo, Riikka Keskinen, Erik Karltun, Heluf Gebrekidan and Taye Bekele

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:19

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