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  1. Review

    A review on mechanisms and commercial aspects of food preservation and processing

    Food preservation involves different food processing steps to maintain food quality at a desired level so that maximum benefits and nutrition values can be achieved. Food preservation methods include growing, ...

    Sadat Kamal Amit, Md. Mezbah Uddin, Rizwanur Rahman, S. M. Rezwanul Islam and Mohidus Samad Khan

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:51

    Published on: 21 November 2017

  2. Research

    The implications of land use and land cover changes for rural household food insecurity in the Northeastern highlands of Ethiopia: the case of the Teleyayen sub-watershed

    Ethiopia has tremendous agricultural potential with vast areas of fertile land. However, agriculture remains underdeveloped and poverty persists, especially in rural areas. Therefore, this study examined the i...

    Alem-meta Assefa Agidew and K. N. Singh

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:56

    Published on: 31 October 2017

  3. Research

    Does crop diversity contribute to dietary diversity? Evidence from integration of vegetables into maize-based farming systems

    Maize is the most important staple crop for food security and livelihood of smallholder farmers in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, but it alone cannot ensure food security. Cropping patterns must be diversif...

    Srinivasulu Rajendran, Victor Afari-Sefa, Apurba Shee, Temesgen Bocher, Mateete Bekunda, Inviolate dominick and Philipo Joseph Lukumay

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:50

    Published on: 21 October 2017

  4. Methodology

    Golden Rice: instructions for use

    Golden Rice is any variety of rice which makes beta-carotene, thus giving the rice a yellow (Golden) colour. It was created as an additional intervention for vitamin A deficiency. This dietary deficiency is th...

    Adrian Dubock

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:60

    Published on: 6 October 2017

  5. Research

    Pigeonpea [(Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.)] production system, farmers’ preferred traits and implications for variety development and introduction in Benin

    The success of crop varieties introduction is tightly linked to the uses, biophysical conditions, the cropping systems in which the crop is integrated and farmers’ and consumers’ preferences. In Benin, however...

    Mathieu Anatole Tele Ayenan, Kwadwo Ofori, Léonard Essèhou Ahoton and Agyemang Danquah

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:48

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  6. Research

    Integrated effect of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria and phosphate-solubilizing microorganisms on growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under rainfed condition

    Biofertilizers are now considered to be the only alternative of chemical fertilizers which apart from their soaring cost are enhancing in pollution hazards of our environment. Increasing and extending the role...

    Mahmooda Saleemi, Muhammad Zahid Kiani, Tariq Sultan, Azeem Khalid and Shahid Mahmood

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:46

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  7. Research

    Assessing the information seeking behaviour and utilization of rice farmers in the Ejisu-Juaben municipality of Ashanti Region of Ghana

    A significant gap exists between advances in technologies in agriculture and what Ghanaian farmers practice on their farms. This paper examines rice farmers’ information seeking behaviour and the determinants ...

    Lawrencia Donkor Acheampong, Benedicta Nsiah Frimpong, Alexander Adu-Appiah, Bright Owusu Asante and Maxwell Darko Asante

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:38

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  8. Research

    Spatial variations of household food insecurity in East Gojjam Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia: implications for agroecosystem-based interventions

    In Ethiopia, food insecurity remains a major public health challenge. Agroecosystem has a potential to determine food insecurity. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the spatial pattern of household food ...

    Zewdie Aderaw Alemu, Ahmed Ali Ahmed, Alemayehu Worku Yalew and Belay Simanie

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:36

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  9. Research

    Men and women farmers’ perceptions of adopting improved diets for pigs in Uganda: decision-making, income allocation, and intra-household strategies that mitigate relative disadvantage

    The roles and responsibilities of men and women in east African smallholder pig-raising households and the entitlements each can claim from pig-enterprise income are unknown. The article is a qualitative gende...

    Natalie Ann Carter, Sally Humphries, Delia Grace, Emily Awuor Ouma and Catherine Elizabeth Dewey

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:18

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  10. Research

    Connecting smallholder tomato producers to improved seed in West Africa

    Environmental heterogeneity, emerging pathogens and limited access to financial and agricultural inputs prevent farmers from producing consistent crop yields in many developing countries. Yield instability im...

    Kari Perez, Jeffrey S. Froikin-Gordon, Issoufou Kollo Abdourhamane, Virginie Levasseur, Aïssatou Ali Alfari, Armel Mensah, Offei Bonsu, Boukary Habsatou, Françoise Assogba-Komlan, Abdou Aziz Mbaye, Moussa Noussourou, Lenli Claude Otoidobiga, Léonard Ouédraogo, Tatsuya Kon, Maria R. Rojas, Kadiatou Touré Gamby…

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:42

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  11. Research

    Tillage and fertilizer effect on maize and soybean yields in the Guinea savanna zone of Ghana

    The most limiting factors for sustainable maize production in smallholder farming systems of sub-Saharan Africa, especially the savanna agro-ecological zone, are erratic rainfall pattern and low soil fertility.

    Samuel Saaka Jeduah Buah, Hashim Ibrahim, Mavis Derigubah, Martin Kuzie, James Vuuro Segtaa, Jules Bayala, Robert Zougmore and Mathieu Ouedraogo

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:17

    Published on: 10 June 2017

  12. Research

    Value chain development for mango (Mangifera indica) around Outamba Kilimi National Park in Sierra Leone: constraints and opportunities for smallholders

    Mango is an important tree fruit in Sierra Leone since it participates to food and nutritional security mainly in rural areas. However, the economic potential of this tree fruit is still untapped to a large ex...

    Ademonla Djalalou Dine Arinloye, Ann Degrande, Vodjo Nicodème Fassinou Hotegni, Ebenezar Asaah, Rebecca Bockarie, Joachim Binam Nyemeck, Jules Bayala and Antoine Kalinganire

    Agriculture & Food Security 2017 6:14

    Published on: 21 May 2017

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