African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6849

Table of Content: 24 November, 2016; 11(47)

November 2016

Decisions for adopting and intensifying the use of chemical fertilizers in cereal production in Burkina Faso

This article used a Tobit model to analyze what determines the decisions to adopt and intensify the use of chemical fertilizers in cereal production in Burkina Faso. The results show that the main factors that explain the adoption and increased use of chemical fertilizers are: agricultural potential of the area of production, ownership of a radio set, formal education of actives household members, closeness to an...

Author(s): Omer S. Combary

November 2016

Smallholder farmers’ indigenous knowledge of maize storage pests and pesticidal plant use: The case of Wards 9 and 10 in Bikita District, Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe

Farmers’ indigenous knowledge of storage insect pests and management practices in stored grain protection against insect pests are critical for sustainable food security in the smallholder sector in Zimbabwe. A survey was conducted among 48 and 51 maize farmers in wards 9 and 10 Bikita district respectively, to evaluate their knowledge, attitudes and traditional maize storage management practices against storage...

Author(s): Kasirayi Makaza and Munamato Mabhegedhe

November 2016

Analysis of creating value in aquaculture enterprises through economic social and environmental indicators

Environmental issues play an important role as regard the direction of the economy and public policy. Even though fragmented scientific knowledge does not interact in dialogue and appropriate continuous flow to sustain economic development, it is placed to ensure the need to seek knowledge capable of capturing the multi-causalities and interdependence in the natural order of processes (production) and social...

Author(s): Luísa Amélia Paseto, Marco Túlio Ospina Patino and Milla Reis de Alcantara

November 2016

Treatments for breaking dormancy of the crotalaria seeds (Crotalaria ochroleuca)

The objective of the study was to evaluate the influence of methods in breaking dormancy in the seeds of tropical forage legume Crotalaria ochroleuca. The seed treatments were: (T1) water at 100ºC/10 min; (T2) immersed in water for 24 h at ambient temperature, after immersion in water at 100°C/1 min; (T3) acetone (10 min); (T4) ethyl alcohol (10 min); and (T5) intact seeds = control treatment. Data were...

Author(s): Tiago Neves Pereira Valente, Erico da Silva Lima, Luana Almeida Souza and André Dias

November 2016

Tractor operator anthropometric profile of the Brazilian Northeast State

Due to the agricultural modernization, some crops already have their production process fully realized by farm machinery. In order to enhance operational performance and reduce both fatigue and accident risk, it is fundamental to provide a safe and adequate working environment. Therefore, the working station must be adapted to the operator’s anthropometric and mechanical characteristics. The present study aimed to...

Author(s): Viviane Castro dos Santos, Leonardo de Almeida Monteiro, Deivielison Ximenes Siqueira Macedo, Daniel Albiero, Enio Costa and Jefferson Auteliano Carvalho Dutra