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  1. Indigenous tree and shrub species are critical feed resources for the pastoralist and agro-pastoralist areas in Ethiopia. Nutritional and mineral composition of seven high priority leguminous indigenous tree s...

    Authors: Abayneh Derero and Getu Kitaw
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:68
  2. This cross-sectional study assessed the prevalence of household food insecurity and the association between food insecurity and coping strategies among women asylum seekers and refugees in the city of Durban i...

    Authors: Carin Napier, Wilna Oldewage-Theron and Beryl Makhaye
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:67
  3. Inadequate feeding practices are a significant reason for the onset of malnutrition in young children, and their consequences are one of the major obstacles to sustainable socioeconomic development and poverty...

    Authors: Tewodros Eshete, Gemechu Kumera, Yibelu Bazezew, Abebe Mihretie and Tefera Marie
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:66
  4. Despite several efforts made so far to improve the overall food insecurity situation, the challenge is still a major problem in Ethiopia since a long time ago. Hence, the purpose of this study is to examine th...

    Authors: Getachew Teferi Moroda, Degefa Tolossa and Negussie Semie
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:65
  5. In Ethiopia, small ruminant had a great role in the economic development for farmers or producers, food-insecure areas and one of the main sources of meat production. The study was conducted in five small rumi...

    Authors: Shewangzaw Addisu Mekuria, Aschalew Assefa Teshager, Addis Getu Endeshaw, Malede Birhan Atinaw and Assemu Tesfa Sendeku
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:64
  6. Wheat is the third important cereal after rice and maize in Nepal. Its yield suffers from several factors such as lack of reliable irrigation, inclement weather, incidence of disease and lack of improved techn...

    Authors: Krishna P. Timsina, Yuga N. Ghimire, Devendra Gauchan, Sanjiv Subedi and Surya P. Adhikari
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:63
  7. In Ethiopia, farm households engage and pursue diverse off-farm and non-farm livelihood activities to cope with diverse challenges such as drought. Due to the unstable and meagre agricultural context of the st...

    Authors: Gebrehiwot Weldegebrial Gebru, Hyacinth Ementa Ichoku and Philip Ogbonnia Phil-Eze
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:62
  8. This paper devotes to determinants of crop–livestock diversification in the mixed farming systems in the Gudo Beret watershed, central highlands of Ethiopia. In the highland agro-ecologies, the mixed farming-domi...

    Authors: Wuletaw Mekuria and Kindu Mekonnen
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:60
  9. Quantification of toxic trace metals in biota is very important to monitor both ecosystem health and public health. Stomopneustes variolaris is a widespread species of sea urchin in the world that have edible gon...

    Authors: H. K. S. De Zoysa, B. K. K. K. Jinadasa, E. M. R. K. B. Edirisinghe and G. D. T. M. Jayasinghe
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:58
  10. Smallholder farmers are one of the most vulnerable groups to climate change, yet efforts to support farmer adaptation are hindered by the lack of information on how they are experiencing and responding to clim...

    Authors: Celia A. Harvey, Milagro Saborio-Rodríguez, M. Ruth Martinez-Rodríguez, Barbara Viguera, Adina Chain-Guadarrama, Raffaele Vignola and Francisco Alpizar
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:57
  11. Crop productivity in the highlands of Ethiopia is critically challenged by land degradation and climate change and variability. Massive plantations and several kilometers of soil and water conservation technol...

    Authors: Tsega Adego, Belay Simane and Getachew Abebe Woldie
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:56
  12. The present study investigates the agricultural practices and food security of rural areas in Africa by observing the farming and food consumption patterns in Kiboguwa village, on the eastern slopes of the Ulu...

    Authors: Yuko Yamane, Jagath Kularatne and Kasumi Ito
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:54
  13. Aflatoxin contamination at pre- and post-harvest poses a serious challenge in achieving sustainable development goals on food security and food safety, in particular within the developing world. In Kenya, majo...

    Authors: Grace W. Gachara, Anthony K. Nyamache, Jagger Harvey, Gbemenou J. B. Gnonlonfin and James Wainaina
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:52
  14. This study investigated consumer demand heterogeneity and valuation of a processed bean product—“precooked beans” with substantially reduced cooking time. Common bean is the most important source of protein fo...

    Authors: Paul Aseete, Enid Katungi, Jackline Bonabana-Wabbi, Eliud Birachi and Michael Adrogu Ugen
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:51
  15. Many chemical elements that present in the human diet are essential for human life at low concentrations but can be toxic at high concentrations and chronic exposure. We aimed to assess the levels of some heav...

    Authors: Hamzeh Al Zabadi, Ghadeer Sayeh and Shehdeh Jodeh
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:50
  16. Tuta absoluta (Meyrick), a major invasive pest of Solanaceous plants, was recently detected in Botswana. Abiotic and biotic factors, together with a suite of population demographic traits are likely key for speci...

    Authors: Honest Machekano, Reyard Mutamiswa and Casper Nyamukondiwa
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:48
  17. The plant community comprises certain underutilized plant species which has proven to be beneficial to human health. Parkia speciosa is considered as one of the highly underutilized plants with multidimensional u...

    Authors: Navnidhi Chhikara, Hidam Roshree Devi, Sundeep Jaglan, Paras Sharma, Prerna Gupta and Anil Panghal
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:46
  18. Soil salinity is considered as one of the major environmental factors that has reduced plant productivity worldwide. This study investigates the impact of salinity on plant growth attributes, biochemical and p...

    Authors: Azamal Husen, Muhammad Iqbal, Sayed Sartaj Sohrab and Mohammd Kafeel Ahmad Ansari
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:44
  19. Food insecurity is the state of having insufficient access to adequate food in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle due to limited economic resources. This study expands upon the annual survey conducted by th...

    Authors: S. R. Dominick, Nicole J. Olynk Widmar, Audrey Ruple, Jonathan Z. Grennell Weir and Lalatendu Acharya
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:43
  20. Land degradation is a major and widespread problem causing losses of ecosystem services in Ethiopia. Extensive utilization of the land resources for centuries resulted in severe land degradation in the Tigray ...

    Authors: Mengistu Welemariam, Fassil Kebede, Bobe Bedadi and Emiru Birhane
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:42
  21. Despite the critical role rice breeders play to ensure food security, there is a lack of information regarding their current socio-economic characteristics, constraints and attitudes towards technology adoptio...

    Authors: Bert Lenaerts, Bertrand C. Y. Collard and Matty Demont
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:40
  22. Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is one of the most important crops in Ethiopia for international market, while its production is challenged by insect infestations and inappropriate agronomic practices. Sesame webworm...

    Authors: Zenawi Gebregergis, Dereje Assefa and Ibrahim Fitwy
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:39
  23. Climate change without adaptation is projected to impact strongly the livelihoods of the rural communities. Adaptation to climate change is crucial for least developed country like Ethiopia due to high populat...

    Authors: Zerihun Yohannes Amare, Johnson O. Ayoade, Ibidun O. Adelekan and Menberu Teshome Zeleke
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:37
  24. In the original publication of this article [1], there was an error in an author name. In this correction article the correct and incorrect names are indicated.

    Authors: Nii Korley Kortei, George Tawia Odamtten, Mary Obodai, Michael Wiafe-Kwagyan and Deborah Louisa Narh Mensah
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:36

    The original article was published in Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:35

  25. Sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] plays an important role in ensuring food security and incomes for local communities. It is particularly grown in southern region of Benin, and its production over the last...

    Authors: Vincent Ezin, Florent Quenum, Roméo Houénagnon Bodjrenou, Chabrolle M. I. Kpanougo, Emeric M. G. Kochoni, Bienvenu Ifagbémi Chabi and Adam Ahanchede
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:15
  26. Consumption patterns of mushrooms have increased in Ghana recently owing to its acknowledgement as a functional food. Different mushroom cultivation methods and substrate types have been linked to the quality ...

    Authors: Nii Korley Kortei, George Tawia Odamtten, Mary Obodai, Michael Wiafe-Kwagyan and Deborah Louisa Narh Mensah
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:35

    The Correction to this article has been published in Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:36

  27. Genetic improvement in livestock in developing countries like Ethiopia remains challenging; selection-based breeding schemes have the potential to provide resource-poor producers with access to improved animal...

    Authors: Y. Dagnew, M. Urge, Y. Tadesse and S. Gizaw
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:34
  28. Soil acidity with associated low nutrient availability is one of the major constraints to faba bean (Vicia faba L.) production on Ethiopian highlands. Integrated use of organic and inorganic amendments is believe...

    Authors: Endalkachew Fekadu, Kibebew Kibret, Asmare Melese and Bobe Bedadi
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:16
  29. Integrated application of inorganic NP and inoculation of Bradyrhizobium sp. exhibits various effect on nodulation and productivity of peanut in different locations. Therefore, this field experimental was set up ...

    Authors: Anteneh Argaw
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:20
  30. Potassium (K) availability depends on exchangeable K and relative amounts of other cations. Yet, the latter has mostly been overlooked. Thus, this study was conducted to evaluate availability and spatial distr...

    Authors: Fanuel Laekemariam, Kibebew Kibret and Hailu Shiferaw
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:13
  31. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that the first author’s name is spelled incorrectly. In this Correction, the incorrect and correct author names are shown. The original p...

    Authors: Yeshambel Mekuriaw and Bimrew Asmare
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:32

    The original article was published in Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:30

  32. Wild edible plants are of crucial importance in all parts of the world in supporting global food basket (about one billion people) on a daily basis. They are means of survival for rural communities, especially...

    Authors: Mekuanent Tebkew, Yohannis Gebremariam, Tadesse Mucheye, Asmamaw Alemu, Amsalu Abich and Dagim Fikir
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:12
  33. World is facing agrarian as well as nutritional challenges. Agricultural lands with irrigation facilities have been exploited to maximum, and hence we need to focus on dry lands to further increase grain produ...

    Authors: Ashwani Kumar, Vidisha Tomer, Amarjeet Kaur, Vikas Kumar and Kritika Gupta
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:31
  34. The huge livestock resources of the country could not be used to its potential due to lack of good-quality feed throughout the year. Consequently, finding alternative feed supplements for livestock is an impor...

    Authors: Yeshambel Mekuriaw and Bimrew Asmare
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:30

    The Correction to this article has been published in Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:32

  35. Seed sector in Nepal has high comparative advantage, and the Government of Nepal has also emphasized to develop and strengthen seed supply system in Nepal. However, it has been facing different types of limita...

    Authors: Krishna P. Timsina and Ganesh P. Shivakoti
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:11
  36. Horticultural crops are sources of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber, but their cultivation is not widely practiced in developing countries, like Ethiopia due to small-scale farming systems and poor pre- an...

    Authors: Hagos Abraha Rahiel, Abraha Kahsay Zenebe, Gebreslassie Woldegiorgis Leake and Beyene Weldegerima Gebremedhin
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:29
  37. Onion (Allium cepa L.) is member of the family Alliaceae and the most widely grown herbaceous biennial vegetable crop. Quality planting material is one of the major inputs to successful vegetable production. Howe...

    Authors: Maria Tesfaye, Derbew Belew, Yigzaw Dessalegn and Getachew Shumye
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:28