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

Coinoculation Rizobia and Mycorriza in Cowpea Beans (Vigna unguiculata (l.) walp) in Calixto García Municipality, Cuba .

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The research goal is to evaluate the rhizobia and mycorrhiza application on Cowpea bean (Vigna unguiculata L) cv. Carita Blanco growth. The experiments were developed at Calixto García municipality, Cuba. It was done from April to June 2020, on brown Sialitic soil without carbonate. This design was a random block with three treatments (control, Rhizobium, Rhizobium + Mycorrhizas). It entailed indicators measurement during...

Author(s):Sebastián Zayas Infante, Maura Isabel Rodríguez Palma, Heriberto Vargas Rodríguez, María Caridad Nápoles Garcia, Irina Reyes Martínez, Reynaldo Guzmán Paezy, Carmelo Damián Agüero Pintado.

Extension training for banana value addition among small holder farmers in Meru and Tharakanithi Counties.

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Extension training is intended to increase the efficiency and performance of the human resource that acts responsibly in a society based on a communication interaction with knowledge sources. The main objective of this study was to assess the effect of training farmers on banana production value addition among smallholder farmers in Meru and Tharaka–Nithi Counties. The study adopted a pragmatic paradigm and a...

Author(s):Florence K.Kirimi, Charles O.Nyambane, Lucy K. Njeru, Hezron R.Mogaka

Wage Labor in the rice cultivation areas near Lake Victoria in Western Kenya.

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Rice is now the most rapidly growing food commodity in sub-Saharan Africa. This growth is mainly driven by urbanization. There is substantial research on the wage labor dynamics in rice production in Asia, but in Africa, there is limited analysis of the labor used in rice cultivation—the attributes, numbers, and costs—which makes it difficult to understand the actual market, such as how products are procured. This study...

Author(s):Yuko Yamane

Nitrogen fertilization on soybean crop over straw of forage sorghum intercropped with Urochloa ruziziensis.

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The experiment was carried out to evaluate the influence of N on the agronomic characteristics of soybean crop under no-tillage system over forage sorghum intercropped with U. ruziziensis and on straw degradation. Four treatments (nitrogen doses) were used: 0; 20; 40 and 60 kg of N ha-1. N were applied at V3-V4 stage, using ammonium nitrate as the N source, containing 30% N. The experimental design was a randomized block...

Author(s):Barbosa Borges Wander Luis, Letícia Nayara Fuzaro Rodrigues, Pedro Henrique Gatto Juliano, Helimar Balarone da Silva Sporch, Matheus Ribeiro Lemos

Physiological, developmental and growth responses to desiccation induced stress in four seed coat colour varieties of Vigna Unguiculata (l. Walp).

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Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) is a widely grown leguminous crop in Ghana. This study was conducted using four varieties of cowpea based on the colour of the seed coat namely; Red, Brown, Black and Cream cowpea varieties. These cowpea varieties were subjected to three different watering regimes namely normal, moderate and severe water stress regimes. These different watering regimes were used as potential screening...

Author(s): Kwadwo Owusu Ayeh, Anning Kwame Peter, Adoteye Emmanuella Graceand Lewis Enu-Kwesi

Nutrients Balance Approach with Emphasis on Base Cations and Ratios Concepts as a Decisions-Support Tool in Optimizing Fertilizers Use.

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Thirty-six soil samples collected from 24 sites were used to investigate the relationships between cation-ratio concepts and sufficiency level approaches in plant nutrition. Based on threshold values, about 25.0% of the soils had calcium:magnesium (Ca:Mg)-ratio fallen outside the favorable range, despite the sufficient levels of individual elements in soils, violating the base cation ratio concept. Similarly, 63.0% of...

Author(s):Assefa Menna

Analysis of Genetic Diversity of Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) Based on Genetic Parameters, Phenotypic and genotypic correlations.

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Ethiopia is the homeland and center of genetic diversity of Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L., Rubiaceae). Getting more information on genetic variability is a prerequisite for further improvement of coffee (Coffea arabica L.).A field experiment was conducted at Awada Agricultural Research Sub-Center, Ethiopia, to study the magnitude of phenotypic diversity among southern coffee (Coffea arabica L.) germplasm accessions...

Author(s):Meseret Degefa, Sentayehu Alamerew, Ali Mohammed, Adeba Gemechu

Assessment of Cypress Aphid (Cinara cupressivora) Infestation and Its Natural Enemies on Cypress Plantation; The Case of Jibat and Chaliya Districts, Oromia region, Ethiopia.

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The Cypress aphid (Cinara cupressivora) is considered as one of the most important invasive pests in the world attacking Cupressaceae family. In Ethiopia it has caused over US$10 million worth of damage to Cypress plantations across the country. The recent study was done on assessment of Cypress aphid infestation and its natural enemies on cypress plantation of Jibat and Gedo district, Oromia region, Ethiopia. The general...

Author(s):Alemineh Diro, Merkuz Abera, Adane Tesfaye

Cattle feed resource, Water sources and Housing system in the East Shoa and West Arsi Zones of Oromia, Ethiopia

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The study was conducted in Adami Tulu Jidokombolcha (ATJK), Bora, Dodola, Shala and Negele-Arsi districts with objective to assess main cattle feed resources, water sources and housing systems. A pretested, semi-structured questionnaire was used to conduct survey. About 240 respondents were identified using random sampling techniques. Collected data was analyzed by SPSS statistical software version 24. Study result...

Author(s):Aman Gudeto, Sandip Banerjee, Tadele Mirkena, Tesfaye Alemu Tucho

Effect of Eucalyptus Globules Woodlot Plantation on Selected Soil Physico-Chemical Properties and Wheat Yield in Wogera District, Amhara Region, Ethiopia.

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Currently, a Eucalyptus globulus is a common smallholder plantation species in the Wogera district. The species is significantly expanding on marginal and fertile farmlands. The objective is to analyze the effects of Eucalyptus globulus woodlots plantation and their directions on selected soil physicochemical properties and yield of wheat crop. Three woodlots with similar site conditions were selected for this particular...

Author(s):Kassegn Asnakew Seyoum, Bekalu Melis Alehegn, Asmamaw Alemu Abtew

Effect of Intercropping and Pruning on Chilli Production in Farmer’s Raised Bed and Modified Raised Bed Techniques under Rain-fed farming.

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Chilli in Bhutan is an indispensable cash crop, commonly consumes as vegetable. However, chilli in commercial scale is the rain-fed farming due to which farmers are not able to produce sufficient amount. Moreover, limited landholding with confine cultivation attributes less yield. Therefore, intensive farming using intercropping of chilli with beans and pruning of chilli in two raised bed techniques were assessed for...

Author(s):Zangmo, Det Wattanachaiyingcharoen, Wanwisa Pansak and Tulsi Gurung

Seed germination and morphological characterization of traditional leafy vegetables.

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Traditional leafy vegetables provide affordable sources of micronutrients to many people in Zimbabwe. They are produced by smallholder farmers with limited knowledge on the agronomic value of high-quality seed and the seed is rarely tested to determine its quality. This study was therefore conducted to evaluate the germination of seeds of three traditional leafy vegetables sourced from five different farmers and the...

Author(s):Praxedis Dube, Paul C. Struik

Profitability Analysis of Smallholder Cocoa Production in South West Region of Cameroon

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Over the years, cocoa production in Cameroon has served as a source of employment for many smallholder farmers. However, aging trees amongst other factors is a limiting factor in the productivity of cocoa. The study compared the economic performances of different crop ages of smallholder cocoa production using primary data obtained by means of semi-structured questionnaires. Multistage random sampling was adopted to select...

Author(s):Norbert N. Ngwang, Majory O. Meliko

Measuring the sustainability of poultry farms in the region of Biskra, case : Sidi Okba.

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Two farms in the Sidi Okba region were investigated to collect information on their structure, land use, labor and economic management of the farm.The sustainability of these farms was assessed using 37 indicators describing the agro-environmental, socio-territorial and economic scales. This study shows the influence of the production system on the parameters contributing to the estimation of the sustainability of farms....

Author(s):Bachar mohamed Farouk, Slimani Selma

Adoptable formula for estimating testicular volumes using ultrasound method in Red Sokoto Goat Bucks

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The purpose of this study was to determine the adoptable formula for estimating testicular volume by ultrasound in the Red Sokoto Goat (RSG) bucks. Sixteen RSG bucks comprising of eight pubertal and eight post-pubertal bucks were used for this study. With the aid of the ultrasound electronic caliper, the bucks’ testicular length, height and width were measured. These parameters were used to estimate Testicular Volumes...

Author(s):Lukman Oladimeji RajI, Uchebuchi Ike Osuagwuh, Sadudeen Adetayo Amid, Rashida Abimbola Mustapha

Evaluation of the On-Farm Dairy Technologies in Ethiopia: A Review

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The objective of this review is to provide an overview of the major achievements of on-farm dairy technologies in Ethiopia by reviewing a variety of documents from proceedings, articles, journals, and original research papers. Following the on-station generation and evaluation of dairy technologies, on-farm participatory verification of improved dairy cattle production packages has started. Since then, there are available...

Author(s):Endale Yadessa, Ulfina Galmessa, Lemma Fita, Temesgen Jembere

Effect of rootstocks and scions on nutrient concentration of selected apple (Malus domestica l. borkh) cultivars at Gircha, southern Ethiopia

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Selection of appropriate scion rootstock combination is an important practice for increasing yield of apple (Malus domestica L. Borkh). However, the effect of rootstocks and scion on leaf nutrient content of apple varieties was not widely studied and recommended that optimize the leaf nutrient concentration which eventually leads to maximum yield and quality of apple at the study area. Therefore, field experiment was...

Author(s):Kamelo Kando, Kebede Jobir, Derebew Belew

On Station Performance Evaluation of Borana Cattle under Rangeland Conditions of Borana Zone, Southern Oromia, Ethiopia

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The study was conducted at Yabello Pastoral and Dry land Agriculture Research Center from 2007-2018 for 12 years to evaluate the performance of Borana cattle breed and suggest appropriate husbandry practices. The mean birth weight was 22.81±0.34 kg for males and 21.02±0.36 kg for females, and the average weaning weight at 7 months was 102.07±1.26 kg for males and 93.81±1.16 kg for females. Mean yearling weight for...

Author(s):Birhanu Bekele Hordofa, Beshir Husien Melua

Agricultural zoning and recommendations for the seeding of wheat (Triticum spp.) in the Central-southern Mesoregion of Parana state in Brazil

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Wheat is one of the most cultivated cereals and is essential for human and animal feeding. Since it is a sensible species to the meteorologic conditions, the climate changes can alter all its cultivation areas and practices known in the present agriculture. This paper aims to make the zoning of climatic risk for agriculture for the wheat crop (Triticum spp.) and recommend the planting window for the central-southern...

Author(s):Ana Paula Ferreira Dominoni, Nathan Felipe da Silva Caldana, Leonardo Rodrigues, Bruno Wismeck Negrão, Vitor Rampazzo Favoretto, Victor Ricardo Bodnar, Marcelo Augusto de Aguiar e Silva

Diversity and distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in maize (Zea mays) cropping fields in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Arbuscular Mycorhizal Fungi (AMF) occur naturally in agroecosystems and interact symbiotically with crops, facilitating nutrition. This study aimed at studying the occurrence, abundance and diversity of AMF communities in the maize cropping system and their relation to soils properties in two agroecological zones in South Kivu, eastern DR Congo. Soil samples were collected from eight sites, with 4 sites in highland at...

Author(s):Réussite Bugale Malembaka, Richard Onwonga, Joyce Jefwa, Fredrick Ayuke, Leon Nabahungu

Evaluation and Adaptation trial of Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) varieties in the mid land areas of Guji zone, Southern Ethiopia

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Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L,) is one of the most important spice and cash crop produced in Ethiopia. However, information related to potential of the midland areas of Guji zone for Coriander production is limited. This experiment was conducted in the Kiltu sorsa, Gobicha and Dole areas at three farmers’ field to evaluate the growth and yield performance of Coriander varieties and to select and recommend high yielding...

Author(s):Arega Amdie, Solomon Teshome, Beriso Wako

The Amino Acid and Polyamines Profile Modification of Tomato under Saline Stress Using Differential Nitrogen Nutrition.

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High-quality resources are targeted by the horticultural industry for its success in performance and earnings. Toearnings. To achieve these goals, nitrogen is used, which is an essential nutrient for the growth of plants and quality crops.Nitrogen is the essential nutrient required to achieve these objectives for the quality of product and growth of plants. Investigation has been done on the impacts of the provision of ...

Author(s):Naser Ahmadi, Elnaz Akbari

Evaluation of okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench] genetic variability at Melkassa, Central Ethiopia

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Background: Okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L). Moench] is one of the indigenous genetic resources of western Ethiopia. However, only a few studies were carried out to assess its genetic diversity and performance throughout the country, and specifically, no research was conducted to assess the diversity of okra genotypes from/within a regional state. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the genetic divergence of...

Author(s):Nesru Temam, Wassu Mohammed, Dire Dawa

Cocoa farmers’ perceptions of Soil Organic Carbon effects on fertility, management and climate change in the Ashanti region of Ghana.

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Farmers can play an important role in climate change mitigation through sustainable soil management practices. Semi-structured interviews were conducted in the Atwima Nwabiagya municipality of Ashanti region, Ghana, to explore farmers' knowledge and perceptions of their soils, soil fertility, applied management practices, and climate change on soil organic carbon. The interviews included topics related to farmers’ access...

Author(s):F. Adiyah, M. Fuchs, E .Michéli, E. Dawoe, E. Kovács

Fixed mode technology support for eco boosted cultivation of Cassava for multiple benefits

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Erect long plant, stem cut planted tuber crop cassava produces flour, which on account of its low content of non carbohydrate constituents might well be called a starch, is known in world trade as tapioca flour. The production system of cassava did not receive adequate research attention to make it still higher productivity that existing low level. Many efforts have come up for revamping the productivity of crops and...

Author(s):R.C.Yadab, Jaya Yadav

Assessment on Production, Processing and Marketing Status of Beeswax in Kafa Zone, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia.

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The study was conducted in the three districts of Kafa Zone of Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region being; Chena, Gimbo and Gesha and three peasant associations (PAs) from each district. The main intention was to identify the production, processing and marketing status of beeswax. The districts were purposively selected based on their potential for honey and beeswax production and marketing. The survey data...

Author(s):Tesfu Shegaw, Tewabe Edimew

Profiling cassava leaf nutrients for quality and safety for human consumption in coastal Kenya

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Cassava leaves are nutritionally rich, but only moderately consumed in Coastal Kenya. Enhanced leaves’ utilization could reduce nutrients’ insecurity in this region of Kenya. Nutritional and safety information availability could popularize them. This study determined nutrients levels of the varieties Tajirika, Karembo and Kibandameno, at 3, 6, and 9 months after planting. Leaves harvested were analyzed for Moisture /...

Author(s):Christine Kasichana Masha, Michael Wandayi Okoth, George Ooko Abong, Solomon I. Shibairo

Mapping of Smallholder Dairy cattle feed resources and milk yield for Shashemene Dilla Milkshed area, Ethiopia: A review

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The objective of this review was to map dairy feed resources and milk yield in Shashemene to Dilla milkshed area. Shashemene to Dilla milkshed area include West Arsi zone, Sidama zone, Gedio Zone (includes Dilla town), Shashemene and Hawassa towns. This milkshed area is a smallholder mixed crop–livestock dairy production system that concentrates in the mid and high altitude agro-ecologies where cereals and cash crops are...

Author(s):Tsedey Azeze Tebo, Mitiku Eshetu Guya

Overcoming dual challenges for maize cropping under high plant density: stalk lodging and kernel abortion

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Increased optimal plant density is necessary in ensuring future food security by increasing crop productivity. However, maintaining relatively high plant density has to overcome two challenges i.e. Kernel kernel abortion and stalk lodging. This paper reviewed the maize response to increased plant density and the impacts of increased plant density on maize productivity. Increased plant density induces elevated plant height,...

Author(s):Alam Sher, Muhamad Nadeem, Mudassar Maqbool, Muhammad Saleem, Muhammad Assad, Abdul Qayum, Noor Hafiz, Muhammad Sarwer, Xiangyang Yuan, Guo Pingyi

Effect of various pre-treatments for breaking the dormancy of Ricinus communis Linn.

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In the present investigation, seeds of Ricinus communis were subjected to various treatments to achieve early germination by breaking dormancy. At the end of 17th day, highest germination (82%) was achieved in the seeds subjected to mechanical injury followed by IAA treated seeds (79%). The germination percentage was 28, 48, 54, 23, 40, 17, 37, 4, 27, 38, 43, 27, 30 and 77 respectively in the seeds...

Author(s):Mudasir Qadir, Fatima Khan, Shaukat Saeed Khan

Marketing Structure and Opportunities of Almonds Products in Samangan and Balkh provinces, Afghanistan

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The objective of study was identifying the marketing structure and opportunities of almond products in the Samangan and Balkh provinces. The primary data were obtained by face to face interviews with the 125 almond producers and 42 intermediaries. The collected data analyzed by using parametric and nonparametric statistical methods through SPSS 24. According to the research findings, the average age of the producers, who...

Author(s):Ahmad Jawid MURADI, Ismet BOZ

Agronomic characteristics of cassava genotypes subjected to five different spacings cultivated in two cycles under no-till system

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The best phytotechnical adjustment of the plants is essential to obtain high yield levels in the cassava crop. Thus, the objective of the present study was to evaluate the agronomic and morphological characteristics of cassava genotypes submitted to five different spacings grown in two cycles under no-till system in the western region of the state of Paraná. The experimental design was a randomized block design, with four...

Author(s):Gerson Sander, Antonio Carlos Torres da Costa, Marco Antonio Sedrez Rangel, Jose Barbosa Duarte Junior, Vandeir Francisco Guimarães

Efficacy of Various Plant Powders Against Rice Weevil, Sitophilus oryzae L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and grain weight loss in Stored Sorghum

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Effect of plant powders tested against rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae L (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) infesting stored sorghum was carried out. The experiment of ten plant powders at 2 per cent tested, among them Piper nigrum 2 % per cent seed powder was significantly different from all other treatments. At four days after the treatment highest mortality was registered in Sesbania grandiflora (81.10%) which was...

Author(s):K. Govindan, S. Geethanjali, S. Douressamy, M.Pandiyan, G. Brundha

Farmers knowledge on pesticide safety and pest management in the Serbia

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A survey with closed and open questions was done to assess knowledge and practice towards pesticides among farmworkers in Serbia and to evaluate the possible influence of education level, the amount of farming, and length in farming on farmers' behavior. The survey included 33 closed and open-ended questions, and meeting interview and personal visits were used for filling the questionnaire. All farmers (84) had at least...

Author(s):Stanislav Sabo, Peter Juriš, Dragana Milijašević, Ljiljana Tomić, Zdenko Tomić , Ana Sabo

Seed Treatments Commonly Used for Better Field Establishment of Crop Seed: Review

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Seed treatment refers to the application of certain agents, physical, chemical or biological to the seed prior to sowing in order to suppress, control or repel pathogens, insects and other pests that attack seeds, seedlings or plants. One of the advantages of seed treatment is, to break and prevent from seed dormancy.Seed dormancy and germination are strongly under the control of phytohormones and the germination responses...

Author(s):Mohammed Aman and Hayat Worku

Potential of Model Based Decision Making to Enhance Performance of Agriculture in Ethiopia: A Review Article.

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In Ethiopia, agriculture takes the leading role in the economy and the efficiency of agriculture remains essential for Ethiopia to eradicate extreme poverty. The country has registered steady increase in economic growth in recent years, but suffers from resource degradation, environmental pollution, low level of agricultural performance, and unemployment. One of the main challenges has been the use of conventional land use...

Author(s):Meselu Tegenie Mellaku, Ashebir Sidelil Sebsibe.

Effects of Time of Harvesting in Storage Root, Garri and Garrification Attributes of Pro-Vitamin A Cassava (Manihot esculenta Cratz) Genotypes in Rainforest Ecology.

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Time of harvesting is one of the factors that influence crop yield and quality of produce from the crop. The actual time of harvesting cassava varies according to varieties. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the effect of time of harvesting some pro-vitamin A cassava genotypes in storage root and garri yield and sensory qualities of garri produced from the cassava genotypes. The experiment was laid out in a...

Author(s):Ikeh A.O., Udoh E.I, Ndaeyo N.U.

Stability of Cili Padi Bara (Capsicum frutescens L.) paste containing calamansi lime during storage.

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This study evaluates the local chili bird paste stability, stored for 12 days at different temperatures (37°C and 4°C), adding calamansi lime as preservative. The paste functionality was assessed by its effect on chicken fillet as marinating paste. The paste containing calamansi lime stored at 4°C has the lowest microbial growth (5 log CFU/mL), a high DPPH-radical scavenging activity (57.4%) and low pungency index...

Author(s):Norhayati Hussain, Nur Fathiah Abdul Razak, Najjah Azhar.

Comparative growth performance of exotic layer chickens under intensive management conditions in Southwest Ethiopia

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In Ethiopia, the expansion of commercial poultry production is limited by inadequate supply of high performing breeds of chicken. This situation warrants the identification, introduction and evaluation of improved breeds of chicken that could adapt and perform under the current Ethiopian situation. One hundred fifty of each of Dominant Sussex, Lohmann Brown and Novo Brown breed of day-old chicks obtained from Debre Zeit...

Author(s):Mebratu Yigzaw, Solomon Demeke, Wasihun Hassen

Fairtrade Channel Choice and its Effect on Income of Coffee Farm Households in Jimma Zone.

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This article attempts to identify factors influencing Fairtrade coffee marketing channel choice and its effect on the income of coffee farmers in Jimma zone, based on primary data generated from 153 randomly sampled respondents. The probit model result indicated that members of cooperatives, literacy, access to market information, participation in training, and small-scale coffee farm enhances but remoteness from...

Author(s):Gezahagn Kudama.

Evaluation OF Genetic Variability Among Native Strains OF Metarhizium anisopliae var. anisopliae Isolated from Dendroctonus mexicanus sp. Using ISSR Molecular Markers.

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The intraspecific genetic variability among entomopathogenic fungi Metarhizium anisopliae var. anisopliae isolated from the Mexican pine beetle Dendroctonus mexicanus sp. was analyzed. Specimens were collected from four regions of Otinapa Durango, Mexico (geographic coordinates: -105.008333 longitude, 24.053889 latitude). Strains collected from the specimens were compared to commercial Metarhizium anisopliae (Metatron®)...

Author(s):Jesús García-Pereyra, Gabriel Nicolás Aviña-Martínez, Sergio De los Santos -Villalobos, Rosa Bertha Rubio-Graciano, Mónica García-Montelongo, Gabriel Alejandre-Iturbide

Khat marketing and it's export performance in the Ethiopian economy

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The major aims of this paper were to assess Khat marketing and its export performance in the Ethiopian economy. The study used secondary data collected from different organizations. The data were analyzed using both descriptive and econometric methods. The descriptive study showed that the crop has crucial importance for the economy as a whole and the producers. The crop can also be cultivated by mixing with other crops...

Author(s):Petros Terefe Tolcha

What Influences the Demand for Imported Broiler Chicken Among Low-Income Households in Ghana.

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Cheap poultry imports are detrimental to the growth of the poultry industry in Ghana since they threaten the livelihoods of about 400,000 people involved in the local poultry value chain. This study attempts to identify factors that affect the demand for imported broiler chicken among low-income households in Ghana apart from price. Both Primary and Secondary data were used for analysis. The study employed the linear...

Author(s):Abdul-Hamid Sherrif, Fred Nimoh, Alfred Asuming Boakye , Daniel Adu Ankrah, Andrew Agyei-Holmes

Determinants of Enset farmers' market participation and outlet choice in Dawuro Zone, Southern Ethiopia.

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Enset ventricosum is a multipurpose food security crop that is widely cultivated in the south and southwestern Ethiopia. It serves as a staple food for 20 million people in Ethiopia. It plays a vital role in emergency food security, income generation, and environmental conservation. This study was carried out in Dawuro Zone by using a multi-stage sampling technique to select respondents and collect data from 152 producers,...

Author(s):Berhanu Megerssa, Ashenafi Haile

Physico-chemical Water Quality of Budamada Reservoir for fish Aquaculture Production in East Badawacho District, Southern Ethiopia.

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Water quality is essential for the survival and growth of aquatic organisms. This study was aimed assessing the quality of Budamada reservoir for fish aquaculture production at East Badawacho district, Southern Ethiopia. The water samples from Budamada reservoir were collected from February 2019 to July 2019 following the standard laboratory techniques for the analysis of the following physico-chemical parameters:...

Author(s):Tsegaye Dobamo, Wondimu Ersino

Assessment of livestock production and available feed resources in Bedele District, Oromia, Ethiopia.

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The study was conducted in Bedele district, Bunno Bedele Zone of Oromia regional state from December to February aimed to assess livestock production system and available major livestock feed resource. Single-visit-multiple-subjects formal survey technique was used to collect data with the use of pre-tested, semi-structured questionnaires prepared in the local language. The collected data was managed and organized with...

Author(s):Ashenafi Miresa, Solomon Demeke

Olive oil production as influenced by pruning practice and deficit irrigation

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The present study focused on the effect of two agronomic practices pruning and irrigation on water status of tree, fruit growth and olive oil quality. One level of pruning (50% of the canopy volume were removed) had been tested compared to non pruned trees and they were combined with two irrigation treatments: trees irrigated usually as irrigation treatment (I) and trees subjected to water stress during the summer period...

Author(s):Asma Haj Sghaier, Dalenda Boujnah, Feten Aissaoui, Salwa Laamari, Badreddine Chihaoui, Zoubeir Mahjoub, Hanen Sfina , Mouhamed Ayadi, Mohamed Gouiaa, Hechmi Chehab

Opportunities and Best Practices for Dryland Agriculture in Ethiopia, as Coping Mechanisms for Vulnerabilities: A Review

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Agriculture continues to be a strategic sector in the development of most low-income nations. Despite extreme climate conditions, agriculture plays a major role in the development of the economy, eradication of poverty, sustainable growth, and modernization of society in Sub-Saharan Africa. About 75% of Ethiopia’s landmass is categorized as dryland, which is home to about one-third of the country’s population. There is...

Author(s):Belay Asnake

Determinants of Rural Households Resilience to Food Insecurity: Evidence from Southern Ethiopia.

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Food insecurity is one of the development challenges of developing countries in general and Ethiopia in particular. In addition, despite the colossal effort that has been made by Ethiopian government to reduce food insecurity, the number of food insecure people are still significant in Ethiopia compared to Saharan African countries. Though many studies assessed the level and determinants of food insecurity, evidences on...

Author(s):Fasil Eshetu, Adem Guye

Differential Vegetation Status of Okomu National Park and Okomu Forest Reserve, Edo State, Nigeria

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Okomu National Park and Okomu Forest Reserve were established to protect the rich flora and fauna resources. Studies at comparing the impact of these two approaches in conserving the rich flora and fauna resources have not been carried out on the study sites. This study is aimed at filling the knowledge gaps and assessed the differences in vegetation status of Okomu National Park and Okomu Forest Reserve. The purpose is to...

Author(s):Humphrey. I. Aigbe and Ayuk. A. Nchor

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