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  1. Small-scale chicken production holds great potential as a nutrition-sensitive strategy in low-income settings, due to its potential for improving income, increasing the consumption of nutritious foods (includi...

    Authors: Simone Passarelli, Semira Abdelmenan, Dagmawit Tewahido, Yohannes Mulugeta Demmu, Helen Abreham, Ramya Ambikapathi, Nilupa S. Gunaratna, Yemane Berhane and Wafaie Fawzi
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:23
  2. Farm productivity on smallholder family-owned crop farms remains low despite several interventions to transform agriculture especially in developing countries. Farmers in rural areas face serious constraints t...

    Authors: Nyarai M. Mujuru, Ajuruchukwu Obi, Syden Mishi and Lelethu Mdoda
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:20
  3. Buffer capacity—the capacity of a social–ecological system to cushion stress and shocks—is often seen as an important dimension of social–ecological system resilience. While numerous studies have focused on ot...

    Authors: Stellah Mukhovi and Johanna Jacobi
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:19
  4. Agricultural production by smallholder farm households is a means of livelihood for many rural households in developing economies, including Africa. Commercializing smallholder farmers in the agricultural sect...

    Authors: Kusse Haile, Engida Gebre and Agegnehu Workye
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:18
  5. Including temperate fruits like apples in her production and export line is one of the many ways Nigeria, particularly, Plateau State, can diversify her economy and consequently address the issues of poverty, ...

    Authors: U. G. Osadebamwen, A. E. Adekoya and E. A. Akintunde
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:16
  6. Household dietary diversity in Rwanda remains low and significantly contributes to the double burden of malnutrition. Rwanda has one of the highest under five stunting rates globally, and malnutrition remains ...

    Authors: Eugene Baraka, Mary S. Willis and Brice A. Ishimwe
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:17
  7. Crop yields are lowest in sub-Saharan Africa compared to other regions, and this is true even for such an important staple crop as maize. Persistence of patches of low crop vigour side-by-side to patches with ...

    Authors: Ibrahim Wahab, Ola Hall and Magnus Jirström
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:14
  8. Cocoa contributes immensely to Nigeria’s economy; it is about 40% of agricultural exports and it is the main source of livelihood for over 200,000 rural households. However, its productivity has remained low i...

    Authors: Ayodeji Damilola Kehinde and Abiodun Akintunde Ogundeji
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:11
  9. Informal dairy supply chains are important in Sub-Saharan Africa, both in terms of employment and nutrition for poor population. Their safety has been debated in the literature, with those in favour to their l...

    Authors: Hasibi Zavala Nacul and Cesar Revoredo-Giha
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:8
  10. The prevalence of food insecurity in Mozambique is alarming, despite progress made during the 2010s. Several studies apply different proxy indicators of food security (FS) to assess the FS situation. However, ...

    Authors: Custodio Matavel, Harry Hoffmann, Constance Rybak, Jonathan Steinke, Stefan Sieber and Klaus Müller
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:7
  11. Removing highly hazardous pesticides from agricultural practice in low- and middle-income countries is crucial to ensuring community and environmental health and occupational safety of farmers. However, the ap...

    Authors: Aastha Sethi, Chien-Yu Lin, Indira Madhavan, Mark Davis, Peter Alexander, Michael Eddleston and Shu-Sen Chang
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:9
  12. The growing human population and the need for more food in the world have reduced forests and turned them into agricultural land. Many agricultural products are dependent on pollinating bees, so it is possible...

    Authors: Ehsan Rahimi, Shahindokht Barghjelveh and Pinliang Dong
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:10
  13. Dry spells are serious obstacles to rainfed agriculture in Sahelian countries. Various water harvesting techniques are used by farmers to reduce the impact of climate variability, but are not sufficient in the...

    Authors: Beteo Zongo, Bruno Barbier, Abdoulaye Diarra, Malicki Zorom, Calvin Atewamba, Omer S. Combary, Souleymane Ouédraogo, Patrice Toé, Yacouba Hamma and Thomas Dogot
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:4
  14. The world's growing population and growing need for food have increased attention to urban agriculture around the world. Most crops grown in urban environments need bees for pollination. However, little is kno...

    Authors: Ehsan Rahimi, Shahindokht Barghjelveh and Pinliang Dong
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:6
  15. In Uganda, agriculture is the main pathway for dietary intake among the households. Karamoja sub-region, located in Northeastern part of Uganda is the most food insecure in the country. Although agriculture co...

    Authors: Christopher Muggaga, Mugonola Basil, Ipolto Okello-Uma, Archileo Natigo Kaaya, David Taylor and Duncan Ongeng
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:5
  16. Government of Ghana’s effort to reduce income inequality consistently poses a major challenge to public policy formulation. The promotion and dissemination of agricultural technologies as a pathway out of inco...

    Authors: Monica Addison, Kwasi Ohene-Yankyera, Patricia Pinamang Acheampong and Camillus Abawiera Wongnaa
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2022 11:2
  17. Ethiopia is considered as center of diversity for barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) and it is grown across different agro-ecologies of the country. Unraveling population structure and gene flow status on temporal scale...

    Authors: Allo A. Dido, Dawit T. Degefu, Ermias Assefa, M. S. R. Krishna, B. J. K. Singh and Kassahun Tesfaye
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:56
  18. Cultivated barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is one of the world’s important cereal crops. Ethiopia is claimed to be the centre of origin due to its high phenotypic diversity and flavonoid patterns. It is widely cultiv...

    Authors: Fekadu Gadissa, Meskerem Abebe and Tesfaye Bekele
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:58
  19. Understanding the spatial variability of soil properties is useful to tailor site-specific agricultural inputs to enhance crop production on a sustainable basis. This study was aimed to assess and map the spat...

    Authors: Gedefa Sori, Birhanu Iticha and Chalsissa Takele
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:59
  20. Agricultural intensification continues in Africa in attempts to meet the rising food demands of the equally rising population. However, most arable lands in the region are characterized by nutrient deficiency ...

    Authors: B. N. Aloo, E. R. Mbega, J. B. Tumuhairwe and B. A. Makumba
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:57
  21. Commercial quail (Coturnix coturnix) farming has recently gained recognition from the South African poultry industry as a potential source of protein, which can be used to alleviate protein-energy malnutrition as...

    Authors: C. M. Mnisi, M. Marareni, F. Manyeula and M. J. Madibana
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:48
  22. African indigenous vegetables are important for food security and nutrition, and income of the poor farm households. In the era of COVID-19, they are critical for boosting people’s immunity. Unfortunately, bot...

    Authors: Maurice Juma Ogada, Ochieng’ Justus, Maina Paul, Sikei Geophrey Omondi, Adero Nashon Juma, Evans Taracha and Hassan Ahmed
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:52
  23. The influence of climate change on agriculture, especially as it relates to the production of food, changes with reverence to duration and space, of which most of these influences are diverse and remarkably un...

    Authors: Kingsley Eghonghon Ukhurebor and Paul Atagamen Aidonojie
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:50
  24. The cost involved in feeding poultry is very high especially in most developing countries. To this end, the effectiveness of the fruit pulp of Vitellaria paradoxa (shea), an agro-industrial by-product that is dis...

    Authors: Martin Ntiamoah Donkor, Richard Mosobil, Eunice A. Abaah, Cephas Kanati, Fortune Akabanda and Addai-Mensah Donkor
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:54
  25. In this study, we present the current situation and the role of agricultural extension services for farmers and indicates the potential solutions for the optimum effectiveness of these services. Thus, we inves...

    Authors: Albert Novas Somanje, Geetha Mohan and Osamu Saito
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:53
  26. Lack of access to credit precludes smallholder farmers from making investment that generates greater level of income, consumption and wealth. To reverse this limit, Oromia Credit and Saving Share Company has b...

    Authors: Amanuel Berhanu, Abayineh Amare, Birki Gurmessa, Yadeta Bekele and Tamiru Chalchisa
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:51
  27. Agriculture is important for economic growth and development in many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Tanzania. However, agricultural production and productivity remain relatively low, with significa...

    Authors: Maurice Juma Ogada, Maren Radeny, John Recha and Solomon Dawit
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:55
  28. This study examines the rural–urban linkages about the perceived farmers' environmental effects of food security plans to participate in these plans in Iran's rural areas. We have also considered the mediating...

    Authors: Naser Shafieisabet and Neginsadat Mirvahedi
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:46
  29. Mango is an important cash crop greatly contributing for food security of fruit growers in northwestern parts of Tigray region, northern Ethiopia. However, information was critically lacking with respect to ge...

    Authors: Gebresmon Gebregiorgs, Negasi Tekeste and Berhan Mengesha
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:62
  30. The challenge of enhancing food security and livelihoods for smallholder farmers has been a significant concern in the agricultural development field. To increase farm productivity and enable smallholder farme...

    Authors: Kevin McKague, Farouk Jiwa, Karim Harji and Obidimma Ezezika
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:44
  31. Among others, the productive use of surplus labor is a viable mechanism to transform the agricultural sector and thus the whole economy in low-income countries. It is critically important to understand the fac...

    Authors: Andu Nesrey Berha, Yohannes Kefale Mogess and Mengistu Alamneh Wassie
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:61
  32. Peanut is an important crop for farmers in Haiti. Currently, very limited information is available on farmers’ yields, production practices as well as post-harvest practices that reduce aflatoxin prevalence an...

    Authors: Genti Kostandini, James Rhoads, Gregory E. MacDonald, Eftila Tanellari, Rob Johnson, Eric Carroll and Gael Pressoir
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:42
  33. While it has identified that linking smallholders in the agri-food value chain remains to be a promising strategy to get out of the poverty trap in many developing countries, less is known about the food secur...

    Authors: Mengistie Mossie, Alemseged Gerezgiher, Zemen Ayalew and Asres Elias
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:47
  34. Governance of food and nutrition security is vital in achieving sustainable development goals. Yet, the role of governance in shaping and preventing malnutrition risk is complex and poorly understood. This pap...

    Authors: Thobile Phungwayo, Sandra Boatemaa Kushitor and Liesbet Koornhof
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:45
  35. Seed systems are considered as a vehicle through which the sustainable agricultural intensification can be achieved. However, most sub-Saharan African countries have been ineffective to provide sufficient ince...

    Authors: Judith Ndossi, Essegbemon Akpo, Chris O. Ojiewo, Justin Ringo, Eliud Kongola, Ronnie Vernooy, Geoffrey Muricho, Gerald Alex Lukurugu, Lameck Nyaligwa Makoye, Ramadjita Tabo and Rajeev Varshney
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:43
  36. Food supply chain companies are major link for safe food production and distribution. Food safety ensures reduced food losses and, therefore, contributes to food security. Although there have been extensive st...

    Authors: Ahmad Kalateh Sadati, Mehdi Nayedar, Leila Zartash and Zahra Falakodin
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:41
  37. Given the polysemy of the concept resilience, is it possible to have a unified conceptualisation of food system resilience? This paper provides a multidisciplinary evaluation of the literature to identify comm...

    Authors: Lan van Wassenaer, Elsje Oosterkamp, Marcel van Asseldonk and Mark Ryan
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:38
  38. The import of wheat flour is the major driver for the high prices and low use of bakery products in non-producing tropical countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). These products’ high prices ...

    Authors: Patrick Ngirabakunzi Irakiza, Géant Basimine Chuma, Tresor Zongwe Lyoba, Marcelin Aganze Mweze, Jean Mubalama Mondo, Parent Kulimushi Zihalirwa, Sylvain Mapatano, Alphonse Zihalirwa Balezi and Gustave Nachigera Mushagalusa
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:28
  39. The combinational/configurational effects of the agricultural information literacy indicators are believed to have an influence on the productivity performance of the horticultural crops. Previous studies have...

    Authors: Asmiro Abeje Fikadu and Girma Gezimu Gebre
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2021 10:24