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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The impacts of climate change are affecting sustenance and livelihood of many rural farmers in Africa. The majority of these farmers have low adaptive capacity. This study investigates climate change impacts, ...

    Authors: Isaac Ayo Oluwatimilehin and Ayansina Ayanlade
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:3
  6. Improving the productivity of grain legumes is important to address global challenges of food security and soil degradation. This study’s objective was to quantify the adoption of improved mungbean (Vigna radiata

    Authors: Teresa Sequeros, Justus Ochieng, Pepijn Schreinemachers, Papias H. Binagwa, Zenaida M. Huelgas, Ratri Tri Hapsari, Maurice Ogada Juma, Joseph Rajabu Kangile, Rael Karimi, Nur Khaririyatun, Emmanuel K. Mbeyagala, Henry Mvungi, Ramakrishnan Madhavan Nair, Losira Nasirumbi Sanya, Thi Tan Loc Nguyen, Siviengkhek Phommalath…
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:2
  7. Integrated vegetable–poultry production system has recently attracted attention both from the scientific and policy making communities for its potential contribution to food security as well as the opportuniti...

    Authors: Naphtal Habiyaremye, Justus Ochieng and Thomas Heckelei
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:1
  8. Biogenic fabrication of nanoparticles from naturally occurring biomaterials involves plants, herbs, bacteria and fungi using water as neutral solvent, while chemical synthesis involves hazardous chemicals and ...

    Authors: Khwaja Salahuddin Siddiqi, M. Rashid, A. Rahman, Tajuddin, Azamal Husen and Sumbul Rehman
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2020 9:17
  9. The results of some studies have indicated the association between food insecurity and certain adverse pregnancy outcomes. The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence of food insecurity in pregnant w...

    Authors: Farideh Kazemi, Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi, Arezoo Shayan and Seyedeh Zahra Shahidi Yasaghi
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2020 9:12
  10. Traditional cost–benefit analysis of soybean production tends to largely focus on financial benefits to farmers, and less so on non-market co-benefits in sustaining smallholder farming systems. Relying solely ...

    Authors: Francis Akabo Asodina, Faizal Adams, Fred Nimoh, Emmanuel A. Weyori, Camillus Abawiera Wongnaa and John Edudes-Andvi Bakang
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2020 9:13
  11. One of the most important issues in the agri-food industry and its supply chain is the existence of by-products, treated as wastes and discarded immediately to waste disposal. This treatment might lead to loss...

    Authors: Ruth Nattassha, Yuanita Handayati, Togar M. Simatupang and Manahan Siallagan
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2020 9:10
  12. Sweetpotato is an important staple food crop worldwide. The genotype mainly influences the nutritional quality of its storage roots, but environmental conditions could produce significant variations in chemica...

    Authors: Amparo Rosero, Carlos Sierra, Iván Pastrana, Leiter Granda, José-Luis Pérez, Remberto Martínez, Julio Morelo, Laura Espitia, Hernando Araujo and Claudia De Paula
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2020 9:14
  13. Aspergillus and their linked metabolites such as aflatoxins (AFs) are one of the extremely significant contaminants affecting food production around the world. The contamination of AFs has been identified in v...

    Authors: Muhammad Asif Asghar, Aftab Ahmed and Muhammad Arif Asghar
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2020 9:8
  14. Soil erosion and nutrient depletion threaten food security and the sustainability of agricultural production in sub-Saharan Africa. Estimating soil loss and identifying hotspot areas support combating soil deg...

    Authors: Gebrehana Girmay, Awdenegest Moges and Alemayehu Muluneh
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2020 9:9
  15. World population is projected to reach 9–11 billion by 2050, raising concerns about food system security and sustainability. Modeling food systems are often a way to understand current and future dynamics. The...

    Authors: Joshua-Michael Tomiyama, Daisuke Takagi and Michael B. Kantar
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2020 9:6
  16. There is a need for better evidence for the impact of plant breeding research on nutrient-rich crops such as pulses to guide policy-making and investment. Mungbean (Vigna radiata (L). Wilczek) is one of the major...

    Authors: Teresa Sequeros, Pepijn Schreinemachers, Lutz Depenbusch, Tun Shwe and Ramakrishnan Madhavan Nair
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2020 9:5
  17. Widespread production and use of transgenic products across the world in recent decade has led to different reactions and point of views. Iran is also one of the consumers of these products. However, there has...

    Authors: Fatemeh Badghan, Razieh Namdar and Naser Valizadeh
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2020 9:4
  18. While advances in agricultural research and development have led to generation of improved new cooking hybrid banana varieties (HBVs) with enhanced yield potential to restore production levels, these have been...

    Authors: Losira Nasirumbi Sanya, Haroon Sseguya, Florence Birungi Kyazze, Gracious Milton Diiro and Florence Nakazi
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2020 9:1
  19. The number of undernourished people and the risk of micro-nutrient deficiency remain high in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Decades of policy designed to reverse the trends of food insecurity have illustrated that ...

    Authors: Simon Fraval, Viviane Yameogo, Augustine Ayantunde, James Hammond, Imke J. M. de Boer, Simon J. Oosting and Mark T. van Wijk
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2020 9:2
  20. Food insecurity is directly related to poverty at global, regional, national and local levels. FAO’s most recent estimates indicate that globally, 842 million people were unable to meet their dietary energy re...

    Authors: Adimasu Awoke Mota, Senbetie Toma Lachore and Yoseph Halala Handiso
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2019 8:11
  21. Global efforts are underway to develop staple crops with improved levels of provitamin A carotenoids to help combat dietary vitamin A deficiency, which has afflicted the health of resource-poor farmers in the ...

    Authors: Williams Esuma, Ann Ritah Nanyonjo, Richard Miiro, Stephen Angudubo and Robert Sezi Kawuki
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2019 8:10
  22. An assessment on the management practices and uses of Ficus thonningii tree by smallholder farmers’ was carried from December 2014 to March 2015 to evaluate the status of tree management, utilization as livestock...

    Authors: Bimrew Asmare and Yeshambel Mekuriaw
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2019 8:9
  23. There is no gainsaying the fact that demand for proteins has continuously outweighed supply in Nigeria. This is largely due to the rising population on one part and the low level of technology to cope with cha...

    Authors: Isaac Busayo Oluwatayo and Taiwo Adeola Adedeji
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2019 8:8
  24. The Rhododendron distributed throughout the world is a small evergreen tree with deep red or pale pink flowers, belongs to the family Ericaceae and is known for its spectacular flowers. The species is widely dist...

    Authors: Vikas Kumar, Sheenam Suri, Rasane Prasad, Yogesh Gat, Chesi Sangma, Heena Jakhu and Manjri Sharma
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2019 8:6
  25. Ginger bacterial wilt is the most destructive disease that causes qualitative and quantitative rhizome yield losses in Ethiopia. Field studies were conducted to assess yield loss caused by bacterial wilt of gi...

    Authors: Merga Jibat Guji, Habtamu Terefe Yetayew and Eshetu Derso Kidanu
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2019 8:5
  26. The present study aimed to evaluate the early growth performance of three Ethiopian goat populations (Bati, Borana and Short-eared Somali) from birth to 180 days and the influence of non-genetic factors such a...

    Authors: Hulunim Gatew, Halima Hassen, Kefelegn Kebede, Aynalem Haile, Raimundo Nonato Braga Lobo and Barbara Rischkowsky
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2019 8:4
  27. Medicinal plant species have been used by the ancestors around the world since ancient times. Rosmarinus officinalis is one of the most used medicinal plants, which belongs to the family Lamiaceae. To investigate...

    Authors: Reza Dehghani Bidgoli, Nazanin Azarnezhad, Maryam Akhbari and Majid Ghorbani
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2019 8:2
  28. Bread wheat is an important staple and cash crop grown by smallholder farmers in the central highlands of Ethiopia. However, the productivity of the crop is constrained by low soil fertility and poor nitrogen ...

    Authors: Fresew Belete, Nigussie Dechassa, Adamu Molla and Tamado Tana
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:92
  29. Vetch is one of the promising forage legumes to mitigate the existing critical feed shortage problem in the Ethiopian highlands. The study was conducted to describe the morphological and agronomical traits and...

    Authors: Gezahagn Kebede
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:90
  30. A study was conducted to evaluate the effect of altitude and harvesting dates on productivity and nutritive value of three Brachiaria brizantha grass ecotypes (Eth. 13726, Eth. 13809 and Eth. 1377) in northwester...

    Authors: Wubetie Adnew Wassie, Berhanu Abraha Tsegay, Asaminew Tassew Wolde and Bimrew Asmare Limeneh
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:89
  31. This study was conducted in Fogera District, north western Ethiopia, to evaluate the effect of harvesting stages on biomass yield and nutritive value of oat–vetch mixtures under residual moisture. The experime...

    Authors: Eshetie Alemu Molla, Berhanu Alemu Wondimagegn and Yeshambel Mekuriaw Chekol
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:88
  32. Naked barley is a traditional, climate-resilient and highly nutritious crop of the high mountains of Nepal. Knowledge of agro-morphological diversity among the naked barely genotypes is fundamental for their e...

    Authors: Ritesh Kumar Yadav, Subash Gautam, Epsha Palikhey, Bal Krishna Joshi, Krishna Hari Ghimire, Rita Gurung, Achyut Raj Adhikari, Niranjan Pudasaini and Rajeev Dhakal
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:86
  33. Gender-related constraints reflect gender inequalities in access to resources and development opportunities. Access to productive assets is a major issue in the gender empowerment discourse. Despite the signif...

    Authors: Scolastica Wambua, Eliud Birachi, Ann Gichangi, Justus Kavoi, Jemimah Njuki, Mercy Mutua, Michael Ugen and David Karanja
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:85
  34. The study was conducted in 2017 main cropping season at two locations in North Gondar Zone, Ethiopia, to determine the optimum inter- and intra-row spacing of mung bean for maximum yield and yield components. ...

    Authors: Asaye Birhanu, Tilahun Tadesse and Daniel Tadesse
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:84
  35. Mushroom cultivation is increasingly becoming a serious agribusiness in Ghana, especially at the time when entrepreneurship is being encouraged to reduce the pressure of employment in the government sector and...

    Authors: Nii Korley Kortei, George Tawia Odamtten, Mary Obodai, Michael Wiafe-Kwagyan and Juanita Prempeh
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:83
  36. Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) cultivation in Ghana is constrained by bollworms that damage squares (flower buds) and developing bolls, resulting in loss in seed cotton yield. Control of these insects is heavily ...

    Authors: Mumuni Abudulai, Emmanuel Boachie Chamba, Jerry Asalma Nboyine, Ramson Adombilla, Iddrisu Yahaya, Ahmed Seidu and Foster Kangben
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:81
  37. Climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa has had a negative impact on agricultural production leading to food insecurity. Climate-smart agricultural (CSA) practices have the potential to reverse this trend because...

    Authors: Bright Masakha Wekesa, Oscar Ingasia Ayuya and Job Kibiwot Lagat
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:80
  38. Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients limiting yield of bread wheat in Ethiopian highlands. Application of a large amount of N fertilizer has been a method of increasing yield in the study area which...

    Authors: Fresew Belete, Nigussie Dechassa, Adamu Molla and Tamado Tana
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:78