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  1. Globally, there is great concern about expanding agricultural activities due to their impact in the conservation of agrobiodiversity. African continent is known for its richness in biodiversity. In Kenya, ther...

    Authors: Simon Wambui Mburu, Gilbert Koskey, Jacinta Malia Kimiti, Omwoyo Ombori, John M. Maingi and Ezekiel Mugendi Njeru
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:19
  2. Pest invasion has been a disruptive phenomenon in nature, the consequence being ecological and economical negative effect in natural ecosystem of the area. In agriculture, introduced insect pest has a devastat...

    Authors: Maneno Chidege, Shakil Al-zaidi, Nayem Hassan, Abisgold Julie, Elialilia Kaaya and Sheila Mrogoro
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:17
  3. Alaska is known for its many fisheries, which support an extensive global marketplace, a thriving tourism industry, and also contribute much to diets of many Alaskans. Yet, some research has suggested that Al...

    Authors: Hannah L. Harrison and Philip A. Loring
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:16

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:21

  4. Plant genotypes are rarely developed for mixed cropping systems despite the potential of these systems to provide multiple ecosystem services. One of the most ubiquitously grown mixed cropping systems is a com...

    Authors: Krista B. Isaacs, Sieglinde S. Snapp, James D. Kelly and Kimberly R. Chung
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:15
  5. Improved understanding of the influence of climate variability on eating habits is required to manage health outcomes that could be produced. Agriculture production is the main source of income to people in Ru...

    Authors: Naomi Jones Saronga, Idda Hubert Mosha, Anna Tengia Kessy, Mangi Job Ezekiel, Alex Zizinga, Opportuna Kweka, Paul Onyango and Sari Kovats
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:14
  6. Smallholders have begun to take advantage of a growing pool of investment in climate change mitigation. Meanwhile, early movers in this area are working to develop innovative models that will allow projects to...

    Authors: Seth Shames, Krista Heiner, Martha Kapukha, Lillian Kiguli, Moses Masiga, Pauline Nantongo Kalunda, Annet Ssempala, John Recha and Amos Wekesa
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:13
  7. Rice (Oryza sativa) is the most important staple food for almost half of the global population. Improvement of rice yield is of global concern and is influenced by a wide variety of regional factors including cli...

    Authors: Iffat Ara, Megan Lewis and Bertram Ostendorf
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:12
  8. Kersting’s groundnut is a tropical crop, highly nutritious, adapted to drought-prone areas. The crop is neglected both by researchers and by policy makers. This paper aimed at providing relevant information on...

    Authors: Mathieu Anatole Tele Ayenan and Vincent A. Ezin
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:10
  9. Fruit ripening is a natural process in which a fruit goes through various physical and chemical changes and gradually becomes sweet, colored, soft, and palatable. Fruit ripening process can also be stimulated ...

    Authors: Md. Nazibul Islam, Mehnaz Mursalat and Mohidus Samad Khan
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:8
  10. Early bulking in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is a very important trait in semi-arid ecologies of the tropics. Farmers tend to select early-maturing cassava varieties to escape terminal drought and destruct...

    Authors: Joseph Adjebeng-Danquah, Vernon Edward Gracen, Samuel Kwame Offei, Isaac Kwadwo Asante and Joseph Manu-Aduening
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:9
  11. Oat prolamin (avenin) is a family of proteins that contain several polymorphic components. The high interspecific variability of avenin among cultivars, electrophoretic patterns have been used for grain protei...

    Authors: Bindu A. Sunilkumar and Eden Tareke
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:7
  12. When the natural pollinator’s declines, beekeeping can contribute to the pollination services, assuring crop yields, and can also be used to strengthen the livelihoods through commercialization to increase eco...

    Authors: Kedar Devkota, Shiva Chandra Dhakal and Resham Bahadur Thapa
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2016 5:6
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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