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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Review

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Review

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  12. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Review

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  15. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Review

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Review

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Review

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  22. 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

    Content type: Opinion

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Review

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  27. 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

    Content type: Review

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  28. The accelerating disappearance of the Earth’s wild plants and animals constitutes a fundamental threat to the wellbeing and even the survival of humankind. Biodiversity from terrestrial, marine, coastal and in...

    Authors: Zakri Abdul Hamid

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:16

    Content type: Commentary

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  29. Agriculture is considered to be “climate-smart” when it contributes to increasing food security, adaptation and mitigation in a sustainable way. This new concept now dominates current discussions in agricultur...

    Authors: Henry Neufeldt, Molly Jahn, Bruce M Campbell, John R Beddington, Fabrice DeClerck, Alessandro De Pinto, Jay Gulledge, Jonathan Hellin, Mario Herrero, Andy Jarvis, David LeZaks, Holger Meinke, Todd Rosenstock, Mary Scholes, Robert Scholes, Sonja Vermeulen…

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:12

    Content type: Research

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  30. The objectives of this study are twofold. First, it attempts to show the general situation and production trend of rice. Then by relating it to the current status and future potential, it proposes that reachin...

    Authors: Ghose Bishwajit, Sajeeb Sarker, Marce-Amara Kpoghomou, Hui Gao, Liu Jun, Daogen Yin and Sharmistha Ghosh

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:10

    Content type: Review

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  31. In Uganda, nearly 1.4 million people are currently food insecure, with the prevalence of food energy deficiency at the country level standing at 37%. Local farmers are vulnerable to starvation in times of envi...

    Authors: Nelson Turyahabwe, Willy Kakuru, Mnason Tweheyo and David Mwesigye Tumusiime

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:5

    Content type: Research

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  32. The objective of this study was to develop a core collection of Triticum and Aegilops species as a resource for the identification and characterization of wheat lines with preventive activity against chronic dise...

    Authors: Meenakshi Santra, Shawna B Matthews and Henry J Thompson

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:4

    Content type: Research

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  33. Food security exists when every person has physical and economic access at all times to healthy and nutritious food in sufficient quantity. There are three fundamental pillars in achieving food security. The f...

    Authors: Msafiri Daudi Mbaga

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:3

    Content type: Commentary

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  34. Conventional agriculture is increasingly based on highly specialized, highly productive farms. It has been suggested that 1) this specialization leads to farms that lack resilience to changing market and envir...

    Authors: David J Abson, Evan DG Fraser and Tim G Benton

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:2

    Content type: Research

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  35. A World Food Preservation Center (WFPC) is proposed in response to a pending civilization-threatening food shortage and our limited ability to adequately increase food production. Some estimates put losses of ...

    Authors: Charles L Wilson

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:1

    Content type: Commentary

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