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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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

  14. 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
  15. 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

  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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

  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Livestock production under smallholder mixed crop–livestock (MCL) production systems is constrained by feed shortage and scarcity of land on which to grow feed. Livestock feeds are obtained from different sour...

    Authors: Mekete Bekele Tahir, Ashenafi Mengistu Wossen and Berhan Tamir Mersso
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:19
  28. Information on the morphometric character of indigenous sheep population in their habitat is prerequisite to set up the breed improvement under the farmer level in Ethiopia. Still, there is a long way to chara...

    Authors: Fsahatsion Hailemariam, Dawit Gebremicheal and Hagos Hadgu
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:27
  29. Botanicals are generally assumed to be more biodegradable, leading to less environmental problems. Combination of botanicals could enhance biological activity against insect pests. Hence, the amount of botanic...

    Authors: Jean Wini Goudoungou, Elias Nchiwan Nukenine, Christopher Suh, Tiburce Gangué and Dieudonné Ndjonka
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:26
  30. Linkage of tourism with agriculture is critical for maximizing the contribution of local economic and tourism development. However, these two sectors are not well linked for sustainable local development in ma...

    Authors: Diriba Welteji and Biruk Zerihun
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:8
  31. Mechanization is a multi-dimensional concept and widely used in agriculture. There is, however, a major difference between the application of mechanization in developed and developing countries The developing ...

    Authors: Mohammad Emami, Morteza Almassi, Hossein Bakhoda and Issa kalantari
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:24
  32. Listeria monocytogenes is one of the commonly isolated foodborne pathogens which cause illness, and listeriosis is a disease caused by this pathogen in human beings. Pets that consume contaminated pet food diets ...

    Authors: Lesley Maurice Bilung, Victoria Ulok, Feven Mehari Tesfamariam and Kasing Apun
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:23
  33. A field experiment to evaluate the dry matter yield and nutritive value of Sugar graze and Jumbo plus under irrigation was conducted at three different plant spacings (15 x 30, 15 x 45, 15 x 60 cm) on a red–ye...

    Authors: Sagana Pushparajah and Jeyalingawathani Sinniah
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:22
  34. The type of farming practices employed within an agro-ecosystem have some effects on its health and sustainable agricultural production. Thus, it is important to encourage farmers to make use of ecosystem-frie...

    Authors: Caesar Agula, Mamudu Abunga Akudugu, Saa Dittoh and Franklin Nantui Mabe
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:5
  35. It is widely accepted that crop yields will be affected by climate change. However, the role played by climate in affecting crop yields vis-a-vis non-climatic stresses, is often unclear, limiting decision choi...

    Authors: Terence Epule Epule, James D. Ford, Shuaib Lwasa, Benon Nabaasa and Ambrose Buyinza
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:10
  36. Aus rice began to lose its importance as farmers slowly started shifting to cultivation of irrigated Boro rice encouraged by its higher yields. The government of Bangladesh has launched an incentive programme for...

    Authors: Md. Taj Uddin and Aurup Ratan Dhar
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2018 7:14