African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006

AJAR Articles in press

Production System of Indigenous Chicken in Awi Zone, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia.

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The objective of this study was to assess the production system of indigenous chicken in three districts of the Awi-zone Amhara Region. A total of 9 peasant associations from three districts were purposively selected for the study. A total of 180 chicken owners were selected using simple random sampling technique for interviewing using semi-structured questionnaire. About 43.2%, 16.6%, 11.2% and 6.5% of the respondents...

Author(s): Birhanu Ayana,Taye Mengistie

Effect of organic and inorganic fertilization on the growth and yield of two Amaranthus accessions.

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Indigenous leafy vegetables (ILV) form a major part of human nutritional needs by providing the necessary vitamins and minerals needed by the body. However, to achieve better growth of these vegetables, adequate nutrient supply through fertilization is essential. In light of this, an experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of organic and inorganic fertilization on the growth and yield of Amaranthus accessions...

Author(s):Mpaballeng Alinah Ramangoele,Simphiwe Mhlontlo,Tembakazi Theodora Silwana,Bongani Petros Kubheka

Registration of Arjo Medium set Pigeon pea [Cajanus Cajan (L.) Millsp] Variety.

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Arjo Medium set Pigeon pea Variety with pedigree name ICEAP00979/1 was tested and released by the Bako Agricultural Research Center for Western Ethiopia and similar agro-ecological zones. Arjo was evaluated for seed yield, agronomic characters and disease reaction at Bako, Billo and Gute experimental sites between the years 2020/2021 and 2021/2022. Arjo was released because of their better seed yields as well as biomass...

Author(s): Woldemariam Adane

Evaluating Yield response of fababean (Vicia faba L.) through integrated use of Rhizobium strains and lime on acidic soils of Anded district northwestern Ethiopia

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Rhizobial strains have contributed to enhance N2 fixation, soil fertility and yield of legume crops when they are sufficient in the soil under favorable environment. A field experiment was implemented to evaluate yield response and economic profitability of fababean through inoculation of strain together with lime. The experiment consists four strains [(BF-17, BF-04, BF-1018 and BF-1035), control, 21kgha-1 urea and 150...

Author(s):Habetamu Getinet, Kasaye Abera

Bioprospecting of elite plant growth-promoting bacteria for use as inoculants in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) cultivation

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Experiments performed with pot-grown plants are probably the most common in plant research. Here, we isolated PGPB from rhizosphere soils and root nodules of peanut plants grown under greenhouse conditions and evaluated their PGP properties to select the elite strains as inoculants. The isolates were characterized for the following PGP activities: phosphate (P) solubilization, auxin and siderophore production,...

Author(s):Sene Godar

Comparative analysis of mechanical inoculation methods for Tomato spotted wilt orthotospovirus (TSWV) in tomato.

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Tomato spotted wilt orthotospovirus (TSWV) is a pathogen that causes significant yield losses in crops. TSWV has been reported to infect nearly 1,000 plant species in 84 families, including tomato, pepper, lettuce, tobacco, eggplant, and various weeds, all of which belong to the Solanaceae family. TSWV, a member of the Orthotospovirus genus within the Bunyaviridae family, is characterized by an isometric enveloped...

Author(s):Yunus Emre USLU , Melda ERTURK, Sevdiye YORGANCI

Registration of Arjo Medium set Pigeon pea [Cajanus Cajan (L.) Millsp] Variety

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Arjo Medium set Pigeon pea Variety with pedigree name ICEAP00979/1 was tested and released by the Bako Agricultural Research Center for Western Ethiopia and similar agro-ecological zones. Arjo was evaluated for seed yield, agronomic characters and disease reaction at Bako, Billo and Gute experimental sites between the years 2020/2021 and 2021/2022. Arjo was released because of their better seed yields as well as biomass...

Author(s):Maheri Nilofar, Seyed Keyvan Marashi, Mohammad Reza Dadnia, Adel Modhej, Tayyeb Sakinejad

Barriers of smallholder farmers to climate change adaptation decisions: evidence from semi-arid region of Ghana

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Climate change poses significant threats to global agricultural output, affecting the livelihoods of millions of farmers particularly. Ghana’s semi-arid Upper East is one of those areas where millet and sorghum producers are facing increasing challenges as climatic patterns changes. Smallholder farmers frequently employ adaptation strategies in response to changing climate conditions. However, despite their efforts, these...

Author(s):Fatimah Von Abubakari, Emmanuel Wisgtos Inkoom, Moses Kwadwo, Martha Opoku

Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) marker-based Genetic diversity assessment of some maize (Zea mays) landraces in Nigeria

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Genetic diversity can be enlarged by combining desired traits from different local and wild populations of different geographical origins into the breeding lines. This study aimed at the assessment of diversity among 23 maize landraces using 10 simple sequence repeats (SSR) markers. The study identified a total of 19 alleles among the 10 primers used. The mean allelic frequency was 0.8304 and the highest allele per locus...

Author(s):Mariam N.I, Ibrahim O.B, Yahaya S.A

The impact of tractor power on soil compaction and crop yield in different soil types and climatic conditions.

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This study examined the impact of tractor power on soil compaction and crop yield in different soil types and climatic conditions. The experiment used a split-plot design with three replications to test the effects of tractor power level (40, 60, 80, and 100 kW) and number of passes (1, 3, and 5) on soil compaction and crop yield. A four-wheel drive tractor with radial tires, tire inflation pressure of 120 kPa, and speed...

Author(s):Buba Baba Shani and Aliyu Musa


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African Yam Bean, diversity, matK gene, phylogeny, linear distance

Author(s):UDUAK Linus EDEM, Aniefiok Ndubuisi Osuagwu and EDIDIONG ESSIEN ETIM

Correlation and Path Coefficient Analysis of Yield and Yield Components in Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) Genotypes

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Through the use of path coefficient analysis and correlation, crop breeders can improve complex traits like grain yield through indirect selection. The current study set out to quantify the relationship between yield and traits related to yield as well as pinpoint critical features for indirect selection aimed at enhancing the grain yield of faba bean. The objective of the current study was to identify key characteristics...

Author(s):Manju B Evelyn, Azah N. Bihwih, Ache T. Neh

Selectivity of 2,4-d choline salt, glyphosate, glufosinate, and their mixtures for enlist e3™ soybeans

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To reduce the impacts caused by the constant use of the same active ingredient, a new genetically modified soybean cultivar has been developed for resistance to the herbicides 2,4-D choline salt, glyphosate, and glufosinate ammonium. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of herbicides applied at the V3 and V6 stages on the development and productivity of Enlist E3™ soybeans over two growing...

Author(s):Martins Heytor Lemos, Pedro Luis da Costa Aguiar Alves, Thiago Souza Oliveira, Willians Cesar Carrega

Physico-chemical and sensory characterisation of three traditional functional dishes made from maize flour and wild tomi (tamarindus indica), baobab (adansonia digitata) and nere (parkia biglobosa) fruit pulp consumed in côte d’ivoire

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The aim of the study was to determine the biochemical and sensory characteristics of dishes made from maize and baobab, tomi and néré pulp. To this end, Badégué with baobab, Badégué with tomi and Wasséra were prepared using traditional technologies to determine their physico-chemical composition followed by a sensory evaluation. The results showed that Wasséra has the highest levels of total carbohydrates (51.94 ± 0.39 g /...

Author(s):Kouame Aristide KOUAKOU, Kouakou Nestor KOUASSI, Kouadio Benal KOUASSI, Gbè Aya Jacqueline KONAN, Yapo Hypolithe KOUADIO, Yao Denis N’DRI and N’Guessan Georges AMANI

Effects of Tithonia diversifolia on species composition of other weeds

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Alien species, such as Tithonia diversifolia, if introduced to areas outside of their natural distribution range, subsequently become invasive, threatening biodiversity and agricultural productivity. A field survey to determine the potential allelopathic effects of T. diversfiolia on species composition was conducted in Goromonzi, Zimbabwe using two different sizes quadrats. The quadrats were randomly placed at different...

Author(s):Musabayana Zivanayi, Mandumbu Ronal and Mapope Nyamande

Phenotypic trait characterizations of Enset(Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman) landrace with Quantitative and Qualitative methods, in Gurage Zone, Central Ethiopia

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Enset (Ensete ventricosum) is a perennial plant and used as a multi-purpose crop in Ethiopia. Quantitative characterization of Enset is one of curtail information to determine the yield of enset and also qualitative characterization is important to determine the genetic variability of Enset. Wolkite university was conserving enset landrace since 2014 which is collected in different enset growing areas with the objective of...

Author(s):Ashenafi Mitiku and Kibebew Fikre

Agromorphological characteristics of Irvingia gabonensis (aubry-lecomte ex o'rorke) baill. (Wild mango) and its effect on Theobroma cacao L. in traditional agroforestry systems

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The present study was implemented in the localities of Buyo, Duekoué and Gueyo in western Côte d'Ivoire, in agroforestry systems combining cocoa trees with Irvingia gabonensis. The aim was to improve cocoa production in Côte d'Ivoire through the association to Irvingia gabonensis, in order to achieve sustainable production. To reach this goal, a design of 10 and 20 m radii was set up around the Irvingia gabonensis species,...

Author(s):M’BO Kacou Antoine Alban, N’zi Jean Claude, KOULIBALY Annick Victoire, EKRA YOMA Marina and KOUAME Christophe


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As environmental challenges grow and with the recent incidence of flooding across several Agricultural landsin Nigeria as well asthe COVID-19 pandemic effect on the economy, one of the biggest challenges facing the world is feeding growing urban populations while attending to the social, economic, and environmental needs and aspirations of cities. This review portrays the benefits of backyard farming in feeding individual...

Author(s):Abana, P.C

Local knowledge and morphological variations in local landraces Mangifera indica L. in northern Benin (West Africa)

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Local landraces of mango (Mangifera indica L.) occupy an important position in household consumption in South-Saharan Africa. This study assessed the local knowledge of Mangifera indica landraces, the variation in their morphological traits, and the influence of environmental variables on the variability of morphotypes in Northern Benin. Two hundred and three households were interviewed using a semi-structured...

Author(s):Michée Dowo ADJACOU, Thierry Dèhouégnon HOUEHANOU, Gérard Nounagnon GOUWAKINNOU, Kathleen PRINZ, Taffa MOUSSA, Abdul-Raouf MAMA, Frank HELLWIG and Armand Kuyema NATTA

Plant diversity in cocoa, coffee, and cashew agroforest in southern Ghana

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Understanding the importance of cocoa, coffee, and cashew agroforestry systems in preserving biodiversity and ecosystem services remains limited in tropical and humid regions globally. The study seeks to evaluate plant species diversity within cocoa, coffee, and cashew agroforestry systems in comparison to natural forests, addressing a critical knowledge gap in these regions. We employed the line transect method to...

Author(s):Daniel Ako Tetteh and Gadafi Iddrisu Balali

Economic contribution of honey production as a means of livelihood strategy for Tolay women beekeepers in Oromia region, Ethiopia

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The use of modern beekeeping technology for women beekeepers in Tolay is the means of wealth creation andeconomic contribution to impactthe livelihood of the targetpeople. This study was conducted for 10 cooperatives and interviewed 192 women beekeepers. Purposive random sampling method was used to collect the data for this study and the Data were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools such...

Author(s):Lulseged Belayhun, Tadele Tefera, Lidiya Tafesse, Everlyn Nguku, Ballo Shifa

The theoretical basis for agriculture high-quality development y in water-limited region

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Abstract: Soil water is the water stored in the soil and can only be used by plants and then converted into plant products and services for people to use in most of water-limited Regions. As population increases and economy develops in water-limited regions, there is an increasing demand for the quantity and variety of plant products and services. To meet the demands of this situation, most of the original forest has...

Author(s):Guo zhongsheng

Evaluation of grain yield of two simple hybrid maize (Zea mays L.) varieties grown in Sumbe, Angola

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Maize (Zea mays L.) is a key component of the daily diet in Angola, but its grain yield remains low at about 1 t ha-1 due to several factors including the use of low-yielding local varieties. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the grain yield of two hybrid maize varieties grown in Sumbe, Cuanza Sul province to increase current yield levels. The study was laid in a randomized split-plot block design with three...

Author(s):Domingos Israel Freitas Nongando, José Fernando Ventura, Peltier Rossi Lino de Aguiar

Impact of Small Scale Irrigation on the livelihoods of small holder cropping farmers and Assessment of its Management Systems: Evidence from southwestern Ethiopia

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Although irrigation is a way to increase agricultural production, the irrigated production of the country still falls far short of expectations. The aim of this study is to assess small-scale irrigation systems in Ethiopia and how they affect the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Omonada district and how they impact on the lives of smallholder farmers. The data was collected from 196 family heads who were interviewed...

Author(s):Kumala Deksisa

Short-term effect of the distance between the point of application of phosphate fertilizers (CBKCa and TSP) and the crown of the plant on the evolution of the fractions and the phosphorus balance of a Lixisol

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The different fractions of phosphorus available in the short term were studied by the fractionation method. Soil samples (0-20 cm) were taken during 2021 and 2022 campaigns after the harvests in a test set up on the factorial design with four repetitions. The P sources (Calcined Burkina Phosphate enriched with calcium (CBKCa) and Triple Super Phosphate (TSP)) were applied to the main plots, and the subplots had three...

Author(s):Serme Idriss

Assessing farmer knowledge and performance of introduced wheat varieties using organic fertilizers in the north west region Cameroon

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Wheat is one of the most consumed and less produced crop in Cameroon. The study aims to investigate farmers’ knowledge on wheat cultivation and estimate the performance of introduced varieties using different fertilization in Santa. A random sample of 80 farmers were administered an open-ended questionnaire. Then, 14 varieties were evaluated in RCBD with three replicates. The survey indicated that the age of farmers ranged...

Author(s):Liliane Ngoune Tandzi, Laureta Numukwong, Eddy Leonard Makaptcheu Ngonkeub

The use of on-farm feeds by smallholder dairy farmers. A survey of Hwedza District, Mashonaland East Province, Zimbabwe

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The study examined on-farm feed utilization by small-scale dairy farmers in Hwedza District, Mashonaland East Province. Purposive sampling was used to identify wards that are active in dairy production and snowball sampling was used to identify dairy farmers. Forty smallholder dairy farmers were interviewed using semi-structured questionnaires. They used natural pastures (15%), home-formulated feeds (10.5%), and simple...

Author(s):Chawarika Marlon

Evaluation of rhizobium and nitrogen fertilizer for the control of bacterial blight in green beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) varieties

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Bacteria blight is a serious disease on green beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and can affect all the growth and yield parameters of the crop and cause yield loss of about 40 %. Inadequate information exist on the evaluation of nitrogen fertilizer potential on bacterial blight diseases on green beans cultivars. The aim of this study was to access nitrogen fertilizer potential on bacterial blight disease on green beans...

Author(s):Manju B. Evelyn, Azah N. Bihwih and Ache T. Neh

Nutritional and phytochemical characterization of the “Folou” or “Flado” varietal group of yams belonging to the species D. alata in Burkina Faso.

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Yam forms the basis of the diet of many African countries, as it is an important source of carbohydrates and other nutrients. In Burkina Faso, various yam cultivars are grown. However, data on their biochemical characteristics and nutritional value are not known, which strongly limits their use in breeding and varietal improvement programs. This study aims to characterize the nutritional and antioxidant potential of 5...

Author(s):Sory Siédou, Sama Hemayoro, Sakandé Boureima, Ouedraogo Nicolas, Tiama Djakaridja and Traoré Renan Ernest

Investigation of the biological activity of a polyfunctional preparation from Endo- and Exomycorrhizal fungi in horticulture

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Without inhibiting measures on intense development, the global population will increase up to 15 billion people by 2100. It is only possible to provide this number of people with food through intensified industrial agriculture together with loss minimization. A decisive role in solving this problem belongs to biotechnology, namely biopreparations which can protect plants against pests, diseases, and stimulate plant growth....

Author(s):Maria V. Kabargina, Tatiana A. Nugmanova, Leonid A. Kabargin, Tatiana G. Mukhamedzhanova and Elena F. Shanenko

Reasons for seizures of small ruminant meat at the Maradi cold-storage Slaughterhouse

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The foodstuffs of animal origin are a main source of protein for the population of Niger in general and that of the city of Maradi in particular. Our study was carried out at the refrigerated slaughter house of Maradi during a period of three (3) months from July to September. The aims of this study was to contribute to the improvement of public health. A total, of 3,769 heads of animals Slaughtered during this study...

Author(s):Harouna Abdou, Abdoulmoumouni Issaka Djigo, Hamani Marichatou

Estimating and forecasting red meat consumption and production in Saudi Arabia during 2022-2030

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The study aims to predict domestic consumption and the production of three meat species (cattle, goats, and sheep) between 2022 and 2030. All series data are stationary at the first difference. The non-intercept and trend model, using income per capita as an exogenous variable, is the best model for predicting domestic meat consumption. Furthermore, the model with an intercept and trend is the best predictor of meat output...

Author(s):Emad S. Aljohani

Genetic Variability and Association of Yield and Yield Related Traits among Sorghum Genotypes [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] Under Drought Stress Conditions

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Despite many years of research, drought is still a major factor affecting crop productivity globally and presents a challenge to plant breeders. Understanding the genetic variability among sorghum genotypes is key to the development of improved sorghum cultivars for drought-prone environments. A set of 72 sorghum genotypes advanced from a pedigree breeding approach was used in this study. The result showed that Grain yield...


The Use of Indigenous Plants for Food Preservation

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Introduction: This study sought to explore the use of indigenous plant parts as a means of extending the shelf-life of food. Methods: A qualitative descriptive survey was employed, utilising a multi-stage sampling technique to select 396 farmers as participants. A structured questionnaire was used in order to collect data, which was analysed using frequencies and percentages, alongside ANOVA inferential statistics at a...

Author(s):Uzochukwu Ekeleme, Stephanie Adiruo, Uchechukwu Chukwuocha, Jane Nwakanma, EIkenna Ogini, Ifeoma Uche and Vivian Ikwuagwu

Adoption of Improved Agricultural Technologies among Sesame Farmers in Western and Northwestern Zones of Tigray, Ethiopia

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This study examines the tradeoffs while improved agricultural technology are applied in the production of sesame. 202 sesame producers were selected as a sample using multistage simple random methods. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect both qualitative and quantitative data. Further data were analyzed using multivariate probit model and descriptive statistics. The result of the multivariate probit model...

Author(s):Tewoderos Meleaku, Teklemariam Abadi, Hadush Hagos, Desale Gebretsadik, Yemane Kidane, Abrhaley Tkue, Daniel Desta, Hagos Kidane, Haftu Kelelew, Mehari Asfaw, Tsegay Gebreselassie and Desalegn Emuru

Effect of partial substitution of Noug (Guizotia abyssinica) seed cake with graded levels of sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) hay on growth performance and carcass characteristics of yearling rams

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A feeding trial was conducted using sainfoin hay at 0, 10, 20, and 30% on a dry matter basis of inclusion to yearling rams placed on, T1, T2, T3, and T4, respectively, to substitute Noug seed cake in concentrate (wheat bran + Noug seed cake + common salt + wheat straw as a basal diet). Yearling 24 rums were selected on the basis of age and weight similarity and randomly assigned to the four treatments in RCBD with six...

Author(s):Dinku Getu, Solomon Demeke, Taye Tolemariam and Mesfin Dejene

Assessment of agroforestry roles in building livelihood resilience to floods in Northern-Western highlands in Nyabihu district, Rwanda

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To sustain livelihood resilience, livelihoods must respond to global and local environmental changes. Agroforestry is one possible livelihood activity that can help farmers adapt to changes and shocks. This research evaluated the roles of agroforestry in building livelihoods resilience to floods in Nyabihu District, western province of Rwanda. Different research approaches were used including archival research, field visit...

Author(s):Tharcisse NKAMIYABANGA , Jean de Dieu BAZIMENYERA, Canisius MUGUNGA , Hammoud RUKANGANTAMBARA, Emmanuel TWAGIRIMANA, Alice BENIMANA, Jean Claude IRATUZI, Jean de Dieu NIYOMUGABO and Beatrice NZAMUKOSHA


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Food safety and security remains a major concern in developing nations. Groundnuts rank the second globally in oil seed production after soya beans and the 11th most important crop for human intake. Limited productivity against the potential of existing crops due to biotic, abiotic, market and policy factors causes the poor food production trends. This work uses a systematic review approach to determine the productivity of...

Author(s):Loise Njoki, Sheila Okoth, Peter Wachira, Abigael Ouko and Victor Kagot


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The larvae of Fall Armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith), (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), can cause economic losses to maize and other crops if not well managed. Studies with different research interests have been conducted on FAW in Ghana. Despite these studies, there is little knowledge about farmers' understanding of the disease and its management techniques. This study identified the essential elements related...

Author(s):Ibrahim Yussif, Badii K. Benjamin, Askia Musah Mohammed and Jalilatu Ayuba

Evaluation of Neochetina bruchi and N. eichhorniae host ranges and their potential of oviposition and feeding on Pontederia crassipes under different nutrient levels

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Water hyacinth (Pontederia crassipes Mart.) is a notorious weed that affects the biodiversity and socio-economic services of freshwater bodies across the world, including Ethiopia. Different management techniques have been applied as long-term and short-term strategies to curb the impact of this weed on aquatic ecosystems. Using water hyacinth weevils as a classical biological control agent is a principal method in the...

Author(s):Tatek Kassu Tola, Emana Getu Degaga and Diriba Muleta Yadetie

Technical Efficiency of Smallholder Cotton Producers in Zimbabwe

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In Zimbabwe, cotton is an important cash crop that is ranked second after tobacco. It is essential because it helps rural smallholder farmers get income that enhances their welfare. Despite its importance, the cotton production sector in Zimbabwe is facing a challenge of low productivity. Several efforts have been done made by the government such as the current measure of giving cotton farmers inputs for free but still...

Author(s):JULIUS MUKARATI, Sanderson Abel and Ieward Jeke

Exploring the Impact of Land Use Systems and Soil Depth on Selected Soil Physicochemical Properties in the Ageza Watershed, Northwestern Ethiopia

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Improper land use practices contribute to widespread deforestation, elevated levels of soil erosion and degradation in Ethiopia. This study aimed to assess the impact of various land use types and soil depths on selected soil physicochemical properties in the Ageza watershed in north-western Ethiopia. Soil samples were collected at depths of 0-20 and 20-40 cm to analyze soil physicochemical characteristics. The results of...

Author(s):Tesfahun Kassahun, Habtamu Admas, Ewunetu Tazebew

Farm household typology and adoption of technologies in smallholder irrigated farming system in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

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This study was conducted to identify the different typologies in irrigated agriculture in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia to enable precise technological intervention. We applied principal component analysis (PCA) followed by Cluster Analysis on data collected from 321 farm households to establish the typologies. Results of the PCA showed that the factors that affected adoption of agricultural technologies were farming...

Author(s):Yitayal Abebe, Dawit Diriba, Belay Simane and Adam Bekele

Indigenous tillage and water conservation practices to mitigate the adverse effects of climatic change in northern Ghana

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Northern Ghana, located in the dry savannah zone of Ghana, is highly susceptible to climate change and its effects, adversely affecting crop production. In many parts of northern Ghana, the cultivation of traditional cereals has decreased due to climate change. Against this backdrop, this study aims to explore the use of indigenous knowledge to mitigate the harmful effects of climate change on millet (Pennisetum americanum...

Author(s):Gandaa, Bizoola Zinzoola and Issaka, Balma Yakubu

Assessment of vertical hydroponic structures compared to planting in soil under different light conditions

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The aim of this research was to evaluate the performance of small-scale vertical hydroponic structures compared to indoor planting in soil under different light conditions. Fordhook Giant Swiss chard (Spinacea oleracea) was grown for 2 cropping seasons. It was hypothesised that there would no significant difference in the biometric attributes of the plants grown hydroponically and those grown in soil under different light...

Author(s):Zikhona Buyeye, Gareth Lagerwall, Aidan Senzanje and Sipho Sibanda


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Ferralsols limit the production potential of most crops because they are low pH soils that are less productive and have low availability of basic cations (Mg2+, Ca2+, K+) and excesses of hydrogen (H+) and aluminum (Al3+) ions in exchangeable forms. Understanding the pH status of Ferrasols is key to providing soil fertility management recommendations for sustainable crop production. The objective of this study was to...

Author(s):Kollie, W. S., Byalebeka J., Basamba T. A., Adukpo D. C, Eneku J.P.

Review on the New Ethiopian Seed Proclamation (1288/2023)

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Seeds are important inputs for agricultural productivity. The Government of Ethiopia has progressed and applied seed sector policies to improve the country’s seed industry and increase overall crop production. However, there are constraints that hampered the development of the seed sector in the country. There is also limited awareness about the seed legal issues among the various stakeholders in the value chain. The...

Author(s):Yenus Ali Esleman

Access to agricultural information by the rural households in Ethiopia: A review scenario

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The objective of this review was to assess factors affecting access to agricultural information by rural households in Ethiopia. Secondary data from articles and books were used, and the collected data were interpreted to draw general conclusions. Farmers accessed information from various sources including training centers, farmers' network groups, family members, neighbors, non-governmental organizations, radio, mobile...

Author(s):Melese Abebaw

Effect of tied-ridging and animal manure application on yield and yield components of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) in northern Ethiopia

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A study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of in situ moisture conservation techniques and animal manure on improving productivity of sorghum in moisture-stressed areas. Two levels of in situ moisture conservation techniques (flatbed planting and tied-ridging) and three animal manure levels (0, 3, and 5 tons ha-1) were laid out in RCBD with three replications, and the result showed that the use of tied-ridging and...

Author(s):Berhane Sibhatu Gebregziabher and Syed Muhammad Sadiq Shah

Effect of inflation on agricultural productivity in Ethiopia

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The study examines the impact of inflation Agricultural productivity in Ethiopia; for the period 1990-2022.The study employed the annual time series data from 1990 to 2021 for variables as gross value added, real gross domestic product, Exchange Rate, Inflation and government expenditure. The study adopted an Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) approach and other econometric tools of analysis to answer the objectives set...

Author(s):Takele Wogari and Lemi Jeneral

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