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

Effects of sowing methods with broadcast seeding rates on growth, yield, and yield components of tef (Eragrostis tef [Zucc.] Trotter) in Ebinat District, South Gondar, Ethiopia

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A study was conducted to investigate the effect of reducing broadcast seeding rates on Tef yield and yield components during the 2013 cropping season in Ebinat District. A study was important to determine the optimum seed rate in order to increase Tef yields. A randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications was used to generate reduced seeding rates at nine levels: 5, 7.5, 10, 12, 5, 15, 17, 5, 20, and 25...

Author(s):Sisay Tefera and Kassahun Amare

Effects of scattered Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev. trees on some selected soil properties in farmers’ land in Konso, southern Ethiopia

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Farmers in Ethiopia have traditionally practiced agroforestry to improve soil fertility. Yet, there is a paucity of information on the effects of scattered trees in farmlands on soil fertility. The study aimed to investigate whether scattered Faidherbia albida trees in farmers’ land in the Kenna District, Konso Zone, southern Ethiopia, affect soil properties. We selected three farmlands, and in each farmland, we designated...

Author(s):Kulla Kutama Guyawo, Agidew Abebe ASHA and Yonas Ugo Utaile

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) for Zoonotic Diseases among Smallholder Cattle Farmers in Gicumbi District, Rwanda

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Livestock production sector could be responsible for zoonotic diseases which have public health and economic importance. The present study assessed knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) about zoonotic diseases among smallholder cattle farmers in Gicumbi District of Rwanda. The data were collected from 120 randomly farmers through a Semi-structured questionnaire, then coded and analyzed using Statistical Package of...

Author(s):Mubashankwaya Isaac, Rugwiro Patrick, Munyaneza Celestin, Munyandamutsa Fabrice, Dukundane Bertine, Birorinkindi Olivier and Iradukunda Olivier

Effect of Increasing Levels of Energy and Protein Supplementation on Feed Intake and Body Weight Change of Black Head Somali Sheep Fed on Natural Grass Hay

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The experiment was conducted with the aim of assessing the effect of increasing levels of protein and energy supplements on feed intake and body weight change of Black Head Somali sheep. Randomized complete block design was employed with 5 treatments and 6 blocks. The average initial weight of the yearling experimental sheep was 22.19 ± 0.21 kg. The supplement feed was formulated from groundnut cake, brewery dried grain...

Author(s):Wogenie Birhaine

Physico-chemical properties of irradiated fresh tomatoes

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This study aimed to evaluate the effect of various levels of gamma irradiation on the physico-chemical composition of fresh tomatoes. Tomato samples were irradiated in a Co-60 gamma irradiator and maintained at 25 °C ± 2 storage conditions. The experiment was designed with five treatments of radiation dose (0, 0.5, 0.75 1.0, 1.5, and 2 kGy). Before irradiation, the initial composition of physical-chemical properties were...

Author(s):Rose Jumbe and Rashid Suleiman

Change in Soil Properties Attributable to Land-use and Soil Depth Variation in Western Highland of Oromia

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Information on the effects of various land-use types on selected soil properties is critical for the sustainable use of soil resources. As a result, this study was carried out to assess the variation of soil properties attributable to land-use types and soil depth of the western highland of Oromia. A total of 45 composite soil samples were collected from forest, grass, eucalyptus plantation, cultivate and grazing lands...

Author(s):Abu Regasa

The role of conservation agriculture in sustainable crop production: A Review

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The world human population is expected to increase from 7.7 billion in 2019 to 9.7 billion in 2050. To meet the world`s food demand, agricultural systems around the world are required to change from the current scenario to produce more food sustainably. In this regard Conservation Agriculture has been advocated as an agricultural system capable of attaining the sustainable intensification required to meet world food...

Author(s):Melkamu Dugassa and Tarekegn Yoseph Samago

Homegarden Change to Khat Based System on Tree Species Diversity and Soil Organic Carbon in Southern Ethiopia

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Homegarden agroforestry system is recognized as inclusive and ecologically sound system. However, the recently observed change from enset-coffee based homegardens to cash crop khat, is expected to cause decline in tree species diversity and soil organic carbon. Thus, this study aimed at assessing the effect of traditional homegarden system change to khat based system on tree species diversity and soil carbon in Wondo Genet...

Author(s):Senait Desalgne and Beyene Teklu Mellisse

Factors Affecting Adoption Of Wheat (Triticum Aestivum) Row Planting Practices By Smallholder Farming Households In Elfeta District Oromia Regional State Ethiopia

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This study identifies the factors affecting adoption of wheat row planting practices by smallholder farmers in the study area. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches to achieve the study’s goals were used. Moreover cross sectional research design using random sampling technique was employed and data were gathered from 141 respondents. Sample respondents were selected from sample frame based on random sampling...

Author(s):Dajane Ajema Sima and Warkaw Legesse Abate

Intercropping as a multiple advantage cropping system: Review

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The objective of this review paper is to organize relevant literature on the multiple advantages of intercropping system using the results of researches undertaken in different parts of the world. Accordingly, relevant materials including journal articles reviews and short communications were used to organize the review entitled “intercropping as a multiple advantage cropping system”. The review material can assist...

Author(s):Melkamu Dugassa

Effects of liquid biofertilizer from anaerobic fermentation of manure on soil properties and different crops

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The liquid obtained after anaerobic fermentation of pig manure (biofertilizer) from hoggery is beneficial for the supply of crop nutrients. This study was proceeded to the effect of irrigation by biofertilizer on crops. The irrigation area was set based on the amount of appropriate fertilization for nine crops in the crop fertilization manual (FI), and the application of chemical fertilizers were set as control...

Author(s):Yong-Hong Lin, Fu-Min Wang, Chia-Chung Wang, Guan-Ming Su, Mei-Juan Lin and Kuo-Chun Hung

Interaction of Harvesting Frequency and Seasonality on Yield and Nutritional Characteristics in Ethiopian Mustards (Brassica carinata A. Braun)

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Ethiopian Mustard is a quick growing indigenous vegetable less documented in Zambia. A study was done to evaluate selected Ethiopian mustard genotypes for adaptability to Zambian environment. Seven genotypes - Mbeya Green, Mbeya Purple, Mustard-1, Arumeru, Chinasaki, Rungwe and RW-B-1 ex World vegetable Centre, Tanzania were used. The study was conducted at the University of Zambia under dry winter and wet summer...

Author(s):Amukena Mukololo, Mebelo Mataa, Royd Sarenje, John Shindano, Bernard H. Moonga and James E. Simon

Effects of harvesting interval on forage growth, productivity, and nutrition of selected Cenchrus ciliaris (African foxtail) ecotypes

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A factorial experiment (5*3) with three replications was conducted to assess the effects of three harvesting intervals on growth, productivity and nutrition of five Cenchrus ciliaris ecotypes. Ecotypes Ologoraing’ok namelock (On), Ologoraing’ok twanga (Ot), Nzingangata (Nz), Orupilipili (Op) and Iramata mtandika (Im) were harvested at 21 (T1), 28 (T2), and 35 (T3) days. Plant height (PH), tiller number (TNT), and leaf area...

Author(s):Dorice L. Lutatenekwa, Ephraim J. Mtengeti and George M. Msalya

Genetic Parameters Estimate Of Iron And Zinc Nutrients In Common Bean Genotypes

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There is need to know the heritability of different traits for the effective selection of parents for future breeding activities. A study was carried out to determine heritability of iron and zinc in common bean. Crosses were made with each donor and recipient parents to obtain four different types of crosses. Part of the F1 seed from each cross was sown in the screen house to produce F2 seeds and also backcrossed to both...

Author(s):Kinguye Masamaki Magomere, Susan Nchimbi-Msolla and George Muhamba Tryphone

Assessment of smallholder farmers’ perception of climate change and their response in adoption of adaptation strategies.the case of karat zuria Woreda, Konso zone, Ethiopia

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The main objective of this study was to access smallholder farmers’ perception of climate change and their response in adoption of climate adaptation strategies in the case of Karat Zuria Woreda, Konso Zone, Ethiopia. The totals of 153 farmers from three kebeles were randomly selected. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected using a semi-structured questionnaire survey, key informant interviews, focus group...


Present feeding management practices and socio-economic conditions of dairy farmers in selected areas of Bangladesh

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A field survey was conducted with a total of 540 dairy farmers interviewed personally to collect data on their socio-economic condition and feeding management practices of dairy farmers from 6 Upazila under 3 divisions of Bangladesh. As result, a maximum of the respondents (43%) belonged to the secondary level of education whereas only (3%) of the illiterate farmer was involved with dairy farming. Farmers of patiya owned...


Use of information communication technologies by cricket farmers

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Cricket farming is an upcoming enterprise to most households in rural communities. Apparently, there is no documented evidence on how farmers access agricultural information on cricket value chain. This study was carried out to assess the use of information communication technologies (ICTs) by farmers to access value chain information. ICTs application in cricket farming means ease to access cricket value chain information...

Author(s):Grace Mugumbate

Effects of Irrigation Regimes at Different Growth Stages on Seed Yield and Yield Components of Two Soybeans [Glycine max L. (Merr.)] Varieties in Semi-Arid Conditions

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Water stress is the most limiting abiotic stress factor for soybean growth, development and production in semi-arid regions. The development of new soybean cultivars with high efficiency and ability to drought resistance is very important. Field experiment was conducted to investigated the impact of irrigation regimes at different growth stages [Full irrigation, irrigation regimes at vegetable growth, flowering, and pod...

Author(s):Adam Yousif Adam Ali, Muhi eldeen Hussien Ibrahim and Samia Osman Yagoub

Genotype by Environment Interaction and Seed yield stability Study of Ethiopian Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) genotypes in Western Oromia

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Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is an important oil crop in the world. A significant genotype by environmental interaction (GEI) presents challenges in the selection of superior genotypes. The objective of this study was to identify stable and high yielding sesame genotypes. Accordingly, 16 sesame genotypes were evaluated in a randomized complete block design at six distinct environments. All important data were collected and...

Author(s):Feyera Takele, Alemeyehu Dhabessa, Solomon Bekele, Chemeda Daba, Adane Arega, Teshome Gutu and Chala Debela

Politicking maize production subsidies, discordant policing and maize self- sufficiency in Zimbabwe

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This paper discusses the main challenges faced by Zimbabwe in attaining self-sufficiency in maize production. Being a staple crop, failing to achieve self-sufficiency in maize production would force the country to import maize thereby straining its limited foreign currency and crowding out more important imports like fuel and healthcare drugs. Focusing on experiences, views, and opinions from three districts in Mashonaland...

Author(s):Bindu Samuel

Postulation of Stem Rust Resistance Genes in Ethiopian Durum Wheat Cultivars and Lines

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Wheat stem rust (Puccinia graminis f.sp tritici) is the most important one production constraint in Ethiopia. Cultivars with the same genes may increase the selection pressure for corresponding virulent races. Thus, knowledge of resistance genes in cultivars is important for deploying cultivars with different genes to reduce damage. This study was aimed to postulate resistance genes in Ethiopian durum wheat genotypes....

Author(s):Kitessa Gutu


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Introduction: The animal handler performs activities such as feeding, restraining and transporting animals. This worker may develop musculoskeletal disorders resulting from working conditions. Objectives: To describe musculoskeletal symptoms in Brazilian animal handlers. Method: This study was carried out with the population of animal handlers in an Ecological Park. Initially, a sociodemographic and health questionnaire...

Author(s):Ana Lucy Rodrigues Ferreira and Tatiana De Oliveira Sato

Comparative Studies on Biomass and Yield response of Sorghum Cultivars under Various Population Densities in Anambra state Various Population Densities in Anambra state

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Field experiments were conducted at ChukwuemekaOdumegwuOjukwu University, Igbariam research field in 2019 and 2020 cropping seasons. The objectives were to evaluate the biomass and grain yield of six sorghum cultivars (CSR01, Samsorg11, Samsorg40, Samsorg44, Samsorg45 and Samsorg46) under four plant densities (941760, 1333000, 2182000 and 5714000 plants/ha) constituted the treatments which were laid out in a randomized...

Author(s):Ngonadi, E.N. and Okoli, E.E.

Participatory Demonstration and Evaluation of Improved Maize Technologies in Selected districts of West Shewa, East Wollega and Ilu-Ababora Zones of Western Oromia

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This activity was conducted in Ilu-Gelan, Bako Tibe, Gobu Sayo, Sibu Sire, Bonaya Boshe and Ilu-Harar districts of Western Oromia with the objective of demonstrating the recently released maize varieties, BH-546 and BH-547 along with Limu as standard check to the farming community in these districts. These districts were purposively selected based on potentiality for maize production; and one potential PA from each...

Author(s):Effa Wolteji, Bayisa Gedafa, Dubiso Gacheno and Berhanu Soboka

Role of inclusive finance in smallholder farmer’s growth and commercialisation in SADC

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Inclusive finance refers to the delivery of financial services and products that are available, accessible, and affordable to all segments of society, to achieve inclusive economic growth. In the Southern African Development Community (SADC), smallholder farmers are disadvantaged from accessing formal financial services and this has affected the commercialisation of smallholder farmers. This paper examines the role of...

Author(s):Isaac Phiri, Moraka N. Makhura and Nobuhle D Mbonane

Daily weight gain of goats until weaning receiving two schemes of mineral supplementation

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of commercial mineral supplementation and selective mineral supplements in which only elements known to be deficient in the animal's diet. In an experiment conducted in Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were analyzed: daily weight gain, nutritional and economic aspects of goats mixed breed receiving two types of mineral supplements. The sixteen...

Author(s):Viviane A. Pimentel, Pedro A.M. Malafaia, Karen P. Freitas Magiero, Bruno B. Deminicis, Gustavo S.L. Mariana de S. Farias and Bráulio P. Faria


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This study adopted the concept of marketed surplus to establish output supply response of paddy rice to input and output prices using cross sectional panel data produced by NBS in 2012/2013 and 2017/2018 later referred to in this report as period I and II respectively. A Tobit regression was performed on a semi-log functional form and the supply response elasticities estimated as products of coefficient of the marginal...

Author(s):Ogundele Olorunfemi Oladapo

Plantleaf detection using Deep Learning

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Precision agriculture demands the recognition of plant species with help of distinct leaf characteristics such as form, texture, border, and colour etc. Plant leaf recognition has drawn special interest in the domain of computer vision.Existing models classifyspecific types of plants. These models classify limited number of plants at time. But there is need to recognize maximum number of plants in single model. This paper...

Author(s):Ganga Holi, Madhu B, Priyanka.V, KJ Varma

Fertilization options for improved cassava productivity and economic profitability in the Pissa and Damara areas, Central African Republic: Comparative Approach

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This study aimed to identify fertilization options for improving cassava productivity and profitability in two contrasting regions of the Central African Republic. The Pissa (guinea forest) and Damara (savannah). The study adopted a randomized complete block design with four treatments replicated four times in a plot size of 7m by 7m. The treatments were; T1(Control), T2(Peasant practice), T3(sole NPK), and T4(Cow...

Author(s):Gougodo De Mon-Zoni L. J., Kosh-Komba E., Omenda J.A., Zaman M., Mingabaye-Bendima B., Batawila K. and Akpagana K

Evaluation of micro-irrigation and mulch systems on nectarine fruit production

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The study was conducted during 2018/2019 early summer season at Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology orchard which is located in region 11B. A factorial experiment to evaluate water use productivity, growth and development of nectarines tree under drip irrigation and different mulching treatments was done. A 2x4 factorial treatment of irrigation and mulching (no mulch, black plastic, grass and maize...

Author(s):Nyagura Sinikiwe and Wonder Ngezimana

Protective Equipment Use By Veterinarians In Nigeria

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The transmissible nature of certain diseases makes anthropozoonosis an important hazard associated with veterinarians. For this reason, the attitude and compliance of veterinarians in Nigeria to personal protective equipment (PPE) use was studied using a structured interviewer-administered questionnaire. Questionnaires were administered at the 2017 Veterinary continuing education seminar held at Akure (Ondo state),...

Author(s):Jones S. Akinbobola, Jerome Nyhalah Dinga, Jude N. Omeje, Ruth I. A. Akinbobola, Emmanuel E. Oguntade, James O. Babalola, Olabode R. Ifarajimi and Kazeem A. Tijani

Effect of girdling and harvest maturity on ‘Hass’ avocado fruit exocarp colour development during ripening

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During ripening, ‘Hass’ avocado fruit develops exocarp colour from emerald-green to purple, then black, which is regulated by anthocyanin; specifically, by cyanidin 3-O-glucoside. Branch girdling and maturity has been shown to increase carbohydrate accumulation and fruit colour in several fruit crops. This study determines the interactive effect between girdling and harvest maturity to improve avocado fruit exocarp colour...

Author(s):Kingsly Shikwambana, Nhlanhla Mathaba and Tieho Paulus Mafeo

Can maize smallholder farmers in the Southern and Northern highlands of Tanzania increase net revenue from their storage facilities?

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Most farmers in Tanzania implement risk reduction strategies of storing maize in local facilities and sell the grain soon after storage. The approach buffers against crop price fluctuation and market instability. This study aims at understanding the integration of hermetic bags technology to local storage facilities at smallholder farmers’ context and its contribution to maize crop net revenue. The Agronomic Survey (APS)...

Author(s):Mwaijande V.J., J.V. Msinde, A.M. Akyoo and A.A. Mushongi

A survey on the socio-economic aspects of indigenous Tswana goat production systems in the five agro-ecological regions of Botswana

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This study aimed to assess the production systems of the indigenous Tswana goats reared under typical smallholder farming settings in Botswana. A total of 310 households with Tswana goats were randomly selected from five agro-ecological regions of Botswana. Key structured questionnaires were used to collect baseline data on goats' socio-economic parameters, husbandry practises, breeding and selection, disease control,...

Author(s):Ditiro Maletsanake

Assessment of Performance of SWAP and CROPWAT model simulating irrigation water requirement on Sugarcane Yield of Kuraz Irrigation Project

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The role of simulation models in understanding the processes in the soil-plant-atmosphere system has increased significantly in recent years. This is attributed to increased computing capabilities available today. Mathematical models, be it physically or empirically based, have the promising potential to explore solutions to water management problems. In the sub basin, frequent events of high and low rainfall, less work...

Author(s):Natan Molla Yimer

Growth performance and carcass characteristics of Kuroiler chicks fed on Silkworm pupae (Bombyx mori) diet.

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Utilization of silkworm pupae meal for feed will partially meet the protein feed deficiency, and fish meal competing uses. Silkworm pupa was used as a fishmeal substitute at different levels in poultry feeds to determine the growth performance and carcass characteristics after feeding day old Kuroiler chicks for 8 weeks. Fishmeal was substituted with Silkworm pupae at percentages of 25 (T3), 50 (T2) and 100 (T1) with a...

Author(s):Nyanchoka W, Muriithi A. N and Kasina M

Survey of the distribution and severity of white mango scale in mango production in Eastern Ethiopia

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Mango production in Ethiopia is harmed by a number of arthropod pests particularly the White Mango Scales (WMS) is major pest of grave concern to mango growers. The main objective of this study was to assess the current status of WMS insect pest in Mango production and farmers’ knowledge about the pest in eastern Ethiopia. WMS distribution and severity specifically in the major mango growing areas East Hararghe, Harari...

Author(s):Gelana Keno and Mulatu Wakgari

Production and utilisation of Bambaranut (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.) in Northern and Eastern Uganda

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Bambaranut (BN) (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.) is a nutrient rich, drought tolerant food legume that can contribute to food security and community resilience. In Uganda however, production and utilisation remain in relative obscurity. A study was conducted in Northern and Eastern Uganda to determine production and utilisation practices and identify challenges and opportunities for BN improvement. Primary data on...

Author(s):Gerard Oballim, Morish Obura, James Mumo Mutio, Prossy Isubikalu, Wilson Opile and Julius Onyango Ochuodho

Application of pulverized local rhyolitic powders to improve cabbage productivity and soil chemicals in Bandjoun, west Cameroon

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A field trial was conducted to assess the effect of the application of pulverized rhyolitic materials and poultry manure on the yield of cabbages and soil chemicals in the locality of Bandjoun, west Cameroon. The treatment with rhyolitic rock materials combined with poultry manure portrayed the best yield (= 51 000 kgha-1) followed by the treatment with poultry manure alone (= 27 000 kgha-1). Lower yields were obtained...

Author(s):Tetsopgang Samuel and Tagne Foka Armand

Pastoralists Perceptions towards Rangeland Degradation and Management practices in Pastoralist Dry Land Area: The Case of Gomole District, Borana Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

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The purpose of this study was to assess Pastoralists Perceptions towards Rangeland Degradation and Management practices in Pastoralist Dry Land Area among the Borana pastoral communities. Mainly the data for this particular study was collected from both primary and secondary sources. The primary data obtained through household questionnaires, key informant interview, focus group discussions and field observation while...

Author(s):Galma Dabbaso waariyo and wakala Gababo Guyo

Variation of some growth, agronomical and biochemical parameters of Vigna unguiculata (L. Walp) under salinity stress

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The variation of some growth, agronomical and biochemical parameters of Vigna unguiculata (L. Walp) under salinity stress were investigated in the greenhouse and farm conditions. Plants were subjected to 0, 50, 100 and 200 mM NaCl. The increases of NaCl in the culture medium significantly (P< 0.001) decreased the growth parameters (number of leaves, noose diameter, leaf area and stem height), dry biomass (roots, shoots and...

Author(s):NOUCK Alphonse Ervé, Mbouobda Herman Desiré, Nzouakeu Mbuntcha Cynthia Linelle, Choula Fridolin, Ndouma Mbondjo Cécile, Erica Wiraghan Shang, Taffouo Victor Desiré

Catch composition, Length-weight relationship and condition factor of fish species caught using gillnet in Lake Turkana Kenya

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This study was undertaken to determine the catch composition, length weight relationship and the condition factor of fish in Lake Turkana. Six field stations were sampled during the study covering a period of six months. An outboard motor boat was used to access the sampling sites while gillnet (mesh size ranging from 1.5-6.0 inches) was used as the fishing gear. The species caught were identified to species level and...

Author(s):Maurice Okello Obiero

Evaluation of seventeen cowpea genotypes across years for grain yield, yield components and yield stability in Nsukka, South-east Nigeria

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Fifteen improved and two local genotypes of Vigna unguiculata were evaluated for their performance in grain yield, yield components and yield stability across years in: 2016, 2017 and 2018. Experiments were laid out in a Randomised Complete Block Design with three replications. Data were collected on grain yield and yield components, and subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA), and stability analysis for grain yield...

Author(s):Siri Neh Ndenkyanti, Christian Ugwu Agbo, Peter Ejiomofor Ogbonna

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Regarding Zoonotic Diseases among Smallholder Cattle Keepers in Gicumbi District, Rwanda

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Milk production could be responsible for zoonotic diseases which have public health and economic importance. The following study assessed knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) about zoonotic diseases among smallholder cattle farmers in Gicumbi District of Rwanda. The data were collected from 120 randomly farmers through a questionnaire, then coded and analyzed using SPSS software. The results show that the majority...

Author(s):Mubashankwaya Isaac, Munyaneza Celestin, Rugwiro Patrick, Munyandamutsa Fabrice, Dukundane Bertine, Birorinkindi Olivier, Iradukunda Olivier

Land Suitability Assessment for Upland Rice in the Borkena Plain, Amhara Region (North East Ethiopia)

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Even though rice is becoming an important source of food in Ethiopia, land suitability studies in potential areas are limited. The objective of this study was to assess the suitability of the Borkena Plain, Northeast Ethiopia for rice cultivation. The data for this study were entirely dependent on the FAO (1985) document produced by the FAO/UNDP/ETH/82/010 project. Two methods namely simple limitation method and parametric...

Author(s):Gebre Tafere

Genotype Environment Interaction of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) at Drought Stress Condition

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To explore genotype-environment interaction and identify stable genotypes in drought stress environments, an experiment was made at the research field of the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Selected eleven wheat genotypes were evaluated in a randomized completely blocked design with three replications. Data were recorded on days to...


Nutritional Evaluation and Feeding Value of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) Varieties in the Performance of Layer Chicken

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The study was conducted to evaluate feeding value of sorghum varieties in laying hen performances. The 210 Bovan Brown hens, aging 22-33 weeks, were used and equally and randomly assigned to seven dietary treatments with three replications. Treatment rations were control i.e., T1 (0% inclusion of sorghum variety melkam [SVM]), T2 (20% SVM), T3 (30% SVM), T4 (40% SVM), T5 (20% inclusion of sorghum variety degalityellow,...

Author(s):Bizunesh Fikre, Etalem Tesfaye, Birhan Tamir, Taye Tadesse

Factors that have Influenced Withdrawal of Coffee Farmers from Coffee Production: The Case of Meru County, Kenya

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Coffee is an important crop in the Kenyan economy as it’s the 3rd highest foreign exchange earner. However, its production has been deteriorating in the recent past due to various factors. Conducted in Meru County in three cooperatives, this study used questionnaires as data collecting instrument. The study sought to investigate the factors that have influenced the withdrawal of coffee farmers from coffee production. The...

Author(s):Evans Mwenda

Effect of Carbon Balance on Competitiveness and Comparative Advantage of Rice Production Systems in Nigeria, West Africa

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The significant role rice imports play in meeting the high demand for rice in most West African countries including Nigeria has made these countries to focus on increased rice production. Climate change is a vital environmental issue for sustainable development goals hence greenhouse gas emissions from paddy ecosystem is of great environmental concern. Policy Analysis Matrix (PAM) is used in this study to ascertain the...

Author(s):Balaraba Abubakar Sule, Ayodeji Alexander Ajibola Coker, Tanko Likita, Ezekiel Salawu Yisa

Impacts of exogenous gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) on biochemistry and growth of maize and soybean

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Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a four-carbon non-protein amino acid produced by plants that play an important role in metabolic homeostasis and energy balance. In this study, we evaluated the effects of exogenous application of GABA on antioxidant enzymes, photosynthetic pigments, total protein content, and growth of maize and soybean in four different regions of Brazil under field conditions. GABA was applied with...

Author(s):Geraldo José Aparecido Dario, Iuri Stéfano Negrisioli Dario, Cynthia Nara Pereira de Oliveira

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