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  1. 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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    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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  4. Content type: Research

    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Research

    Sitophilus zeamais is a key pest of stored maize causing serious economic damage. The predominant control of this pest is the use of synthetic residual pest...

    Authors: Simon Pierre Yinyang Danga, Elias Nchiwan Nukenine, Gabriel Tagne Fotso and Cornel Adler

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:18

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  13. Content type: Research

    Participatory plant breeding leads to early adoption of a newly released variety as farmers would be aware of whatever advantage it might have over prior existing ones as early as possible. Cowpea farmers arou...

    Authors: Kenneth Fafa Egbadzor, Samuel Kwame Offei, Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, Daniel Ashie Kotey, Dickson Korku Gamedoagbao, Mark Dadoza, Martin Yeboah and Kwadwo Ofori

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:17

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  14. Content type: Research

    Small-scale agriculture, government entitlements, and livelihood opportunities offered by rapid economic growth shape the food security and wellbeing of people in rural India. This paper analyses this ongoing ...

    Authors: Kirit Patel, Hom Gartaula, Derek Johnson and M. Karthikeyan

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:16

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  15. Content type: Research

    Sorghum is a staple cereal crop that is well adapted to arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs). It has a potential of assuring food security and livelihoods in the ASALs. The objective of this study was to determine...

    Authors: Alex M. Kange, Erick K. Cheruiyot, Joshua O. Ogendo and Peter F. Arama

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:15

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  16. Content type: Research

    Grains of important food and export crops in Africa are susceptible to contamination by toxin-producing moulds. Aflatoxins are mycotoxins associated with liver damage and cancer in humans and animals. These to...

    Authors: Daniel O. Okun, Fathiya M. Khamis, Geoffrey M. Muluvi, Joseph J. Ngeranwa, Fidelis O. Ombura, Moses O. Yongo and Eucharia U. Kenya

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:14

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  17. Content type: Research

    The low adoption of technologies, developed by research institutions, by farmers substantiates the need for client orientation in research and development. Hence, to bridge the gap between breeders and farmers...

    Authors: Abdalla Dao, Jacob Sanou, Vernon Gracen and Eric Y. Danquah

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:13

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  18. Content type: Research

    In spite of considerable rice production gains over the past 50 years, Sub-Saharan Africa is becoming increasingly dependent on rice imports as demand is outpacing domestic supply. The serious economic and soc...

    Authors: Sultana Nasrin, Johanna Bergman Lodin, Magnus Jirström, Björn Holmquist, Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt and Göran Djurfeldt

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:12

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  19. Content type: Review

    Over the past two centuries, the human population has grown sevenfold and the experts anticipate the addition of 2–3 billion more during the twenty-first century. In the present overview, I take a historical g...

    Authors: Nina V Fedoroff

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:11

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  20. Content type: Research

    Effective management of water under irrigated agriculture is crucial to ensure food security. One crop that has high irrigation economic potential at local and international scales is soybean. This article pre...

    Authors: Omotayo B Adeboye, Bart Schultz, Kenneth O Adekalu and Krishna Prasad

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:10

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  21. Content type: Research

    This study evaluated options and obstacles to strengthening food security through breeding a staple crop in a developing country, using the case of quality of bread wheat in Tajikistan as an example.

    Authors: Bahromiddin Husenov, Marufkul Makhkamov, Larisa Garkava-Gustavsson, Hafiz Muminjanov and Eva Johansson

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:9

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  22. Content type: Research

    Tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter] is the major cereal crop of Ethiopia where it is annually cultivated on more than three million hectares of land by over six million small-scale farmers. It is broadly grouped...

    Authors: Habte Jifar, Kebebew Assefa and Zerihun Tadele

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:7

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  23. Content type: Research

    Climate is a key input of rain-fed agriculture. Climate variability and change has been the most important determinant of crop yields in Kenya and other parts of the world. However, there has been not much res...

    Authors: Nyandiko Nicodemus Omoyo, Jacob Wakhungu and Silvery Oteng’i

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:8

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  24. Content type: Research

    Within the post-2015 agenda discussions of the United Nations, sustainable development goals (SDGs) are being drafted. In this context, nutrition-sensitive agriculture has been introduced. Nutrition-sensitive ...

    Authors: Angelina G. Balz, Eleonore A. Heil and Irmgard Jordan

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:6

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  25. Content type: Research

    Tillabéry is the main rice growing region of Niger, and it includes both irrigated and lowland rice. Rice production has stagnated due to several factors this research investigated through farmers’ eyes.

    Authors: Mounirou Sow, Papa Abdoulaye Seck, Illiassou Mossi Maiga, Mark Laing, Rodomiro Ortiz and Marie-Noelle Ndjiondjop

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:5

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  26. Content type: Review

    This paper asks: What have been the impacts of farmer- or community-led (informal) processes of research and development in agriculture and natural resource management in terms of food security, ecological sus...

    Authors: Ann Waters-Bayer, Patti Kristjanson, Chesha Wettasinha, Laurens van Veldhuizen, Gabriela Quiroga, Kees Swaans and Boru Douthwaite

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:4

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  27. Content type: Commentary

    What has long been suspected is true: genetically modified (GM) crops do have real benefits for the environment and for the economic well-being of farmers. A meta-analysis of peer-reviewed journal articles and...

    Authors: Wilhelm Gruissem

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:3

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  28. Content type: Research

    Productive resources are essential to the livelihoods and food security of the world’s rural poor. Gender-equal ownership of resources is considered key to increasing agricultural productivity, equity, and foo...

    Authors: Alessandra Galiè, Annet Mulema, Maria A Mora Benard, Sheila N Onzere and Kathleen E Colverson

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:2

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  29. Content type: Review

    Vegetables play a major role in the livelihoods of the rural poor in Africa. Among major constraints to vegetable production worldwide are diseases caused by a group of viruses belonging to the genus Begomovirus,...

    Authors: Walter N Leke, Djana B Mignouna, Judith K Brown and Anders Kvarnheden

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2015 4:1

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  30. Content type: Commentary

    As countries around the world face urgent agricultural challenges, the concept of ‘climate-smart’ agriculture (CSA) has been put forward to achieve climate change adaptation, mitigation, and food security syne...

    Authors: Christine Negra, Sonja Vermeulen, Luís Gustavo Barioni, Tekalign Mamo, Paul Melville and Melaku Tadesse

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:19

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  31. Content type: Research

    The international community and national agricultural research systems (NARS) recognize the importance of supporting smallholders in order to reduce poverty and promote the food security status of some of the ...

    Authors: Adam John and Matthew Fielding

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:18

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  32. Content type: Review

    There is an increasing need for West African Sahel farmers to be availed with appropriate technologies and management practices that sustainably increase productivity and resilience, while reducing greenhouse ...

    Authors: Robert Zougmoré, Abdulai Jalloh and Andre Tioro

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:16

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  33. Content type: Research

    Globally, high amounts of food are wasted due to insufficient quality and decay. Although pollination has been shown to increase crop quality, a possible impact on shelf life has not been quantitatively studied.

    Authors: Björn Kristian Klatt, Felix Klaus, Catrin Westphal and Teja Tscharntke

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:14

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  34. Content type: Review

    International research for development is under increasing pressure to demonstrate development outcomes that enhance people’s food security and well-being while preserving the natural resource base. The CGIAR ...

    Authors: Wiebke Förch, Patti Kristjanson, Laura Cramer, Carlos Barahona and Philip K Thornton

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:13

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  35. Content type: Research

    Ethiopia encompasses an extraordinary number of ecological zones and plant diversity. However, the diversity of plants is highly threatened due to lack of institutional capacity, population pressure, land degr...

    Authors: Mekuanent Tebkew, Zebene Asfaw and Solomon Zewudie

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:12

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  36. Content type: Review

    Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) addresses the challenge of meeting the growing demand for food, fibre and fuel, despite the changing climate and fewer opportunities for agricultural expansion on additional lan...

    Authors: Kerri L Steenwerth, Amanda K Hodson, Arnold J Bloom, Michael R Carter, Andrea Cattaneo, Colin J Chartres, Jerry L Hatfield, Kevin Henry, Jan W Hopmans, William R Horwath, Bryan M Jenkins, Ermias Kebreab, Rik Leemans, Leslie Lipper, Mark N Lubell, Siwa Msangi…

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:11

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  37. Content type: Opinion

    The 23rd Annual Dialogue series at the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation aimed at suggesting important inputs in the regulatory process for the approval and commercialisation of genetically modified crops.

    Authors: Rajalakshmi Swaminathan and Ajay Parida

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:10

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  38. Content type: Research

    This paper examined the effect of variety attributes on adoption of improved sorghum varieties in Kenya. Using data from a random sample of 140 farmers, a multivariate probit was used to identify variety-speci...

    Authors: Anne Gesare Timu, Richard Mulwa, Julius Okello and Mercy Kamau

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:9

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  39. Content type: Research

    Despite low rice yield levels in Tanzania, the country is the leading producer in Eastern and Southern Africa. Given that this business is dominated by smallholder farmers and that the country is endowed with ...

    Authors: Costancia Peter Rugumamu

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:7

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  40. Content type: Research

    Climate change is expected to have an impact on food production, processing and transport systems. While food systems have become globalized in recent decades, interest has re-emerged for local production and ...

    Authors: Gillian Hall, Alison Rothwell, Tim Grant, Bronwyn Isaacs, Laura Ford, Jane Dixon, Martyn Kirk and Sharon Friel

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:6

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  41. Content type: Review

    Food insecurity is a major world problem, with ca. 870 million people in the world being chronically undernourished. Most of these people live in tropical, developing regions and rely on smallholder farming fo...

    Authors: Peter R Steward, Gorm Shackelford, Luísa G Carvalheiro, Tim G Benton, Lucas A Garibaldi and Steven M Sait

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:5

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  42. Content type: Review

    In the past half dozen years, farmers and professionals working with them in several Asian and African countries have begun adapting and extrapolating what they have learned from and about the system of rice i...

    Authors: Binju Abraham, Hailu Araya, Tareke Berhe, Sue Edwards, Biksham Gujja, Ram Bahadur Khadka, Yang S Koma, Debashish Sen, Asif Sharif, Erika Styger, Norman Uphoff and Anil Verma

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:4

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