African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6862

Table of Content: FIRST ANNUAL REVIEW ISSUE; 4(11)

December 2009

Ecological concerns over cemeteries

  Both developed and developing countries are living a disturbing period because of growing population, rapid urbanization and environmental degradation in their urban and also rural areas. So that , the new approaches and terms in the field of daily life, which will be the solution of environmental problems are getting priority in the agenda of planners, managers and designers of cities. Many similar terms...

Author(s): Aysel Uslu, Emin BariÅŸ and Elmas ErdoÄŸan

December 2009

Discourse coalitions and consumer understanding of organic and pesticide free vegetables in Chiang Mai, Thailand

  This paper will demonstrate how discourse coalitions promote and institutionalize regulations, communicating the meanings of certified, alternative agricultural production processes through the labeling of vegetable produce. This analysis introduces the concepts of discourse coalitions as a way to evaluate the power and linkages constituting an alternative agricultural commodity network. The actors...

Author(s): Brett Wyatt

December 2009

Microsporidiosis of silkworm, Bombyx mori L. (Lepidoptera- bombycidae): A review

  Microsporidiosis of silkworm, Bombyx mori L. is one of the deadliest diseases caused by intracellular obligatory parasite. Infections of the disease range from chronic to highly virulent and can result in complete loss to the sericulture industry.  The disease has become increasingly more and more complex as more number of microsporidian strains / species infecting silkworms are being...

Author(s): Shabir Ahmad Bhat, Ifat Bashir and Afifa S. Kamili

December 2009

Increasing resilience and reducing vulnerability in sub-Saharan African agriculture: Strategies for risk coping and management

  The agricultural sector in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) continues to be confronted with multiple shocks and crises, threatening the endowments of the sector and impeding efforts at attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the region via the sector. We note that shocks to the agricultural sector are precipitated by a system of multiscalar stressors. These include; climate change, natural disasters,...

Author(s): Chuku A. Chuku and Chidinma Okoye

December 2009

Review of water pricing theories and related models

  Water is vital for life and plays an essential role for economic development of countries. To address water scarcity issues, better pricing has been recognized as an important tool. In this paper several empirical studies which highlight water pricing theories and related models have been reviewed. These theories explain different aspect of water pricing that can be used as a means to improve water use...

Author(s): Ghazali Mohayidin, Jalal Attari, Ahmad Sadeghi and Md Arrif Hussein

December 2009

Micropropagation of genus Crocus - a review

  This Article is retracted.

Author(s): Bilal Ahmad Wani and F.A. Mohiddin

December 2009

Recent progress on genetic analysis of novel mutants and aneuploid research in grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.)

  A good number of diploid genetic mutants, RILs and different cytogenetic stocks including a complete set of primary trisomics and tetrasomics, some tertiary trisomics, double trisomics and 10 reciprocal translocation lines were developed and being characterized in induced mutant population of seven different grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) varieties. Genetic basis of mutants has been investigated in...

Author(s): Dibyendu Talukdar

December 2009

Pretreatment for energy use of rice straw: A review

  Utilization of rice straw as renewable energy source has attracted increasing interest since the past two decades. However, rice straw has low heating value, low bulk density and significant amount of alkali and alkaline compounds. This makes it difficult to handle, transport and store efficiently hence limiting the commercial use of rice straw. These properties can be improved by pretreatment of the residue....

Author(s): Foday Robert Kargbo, Junjun Xing and Yanlin Zhang

December 2009

Galic Zoran*, Orlovic Sasa, Galovic Vladica, Poljakovic-Pajnik Leopold, Pap Predrag and Vasic Verica

  The entire region of Vojvodina (region in northern Serbia) is an agricultural - steppe - forest zone. The area of Vojvodina covers 2,150,000 ha of which arable land is 1,579,643 ha (73,45 %). Total forested area is about 130,000 ha or 6% of the total area. At present, all the ecosystems (agro and forest ecosystems), in this region are highly endangered. This is the consequence of local and global economic...

Author(s): Galic Zoran, Orlovic Sasa, Galovic Vladica, Poljakovic-Pajnik Leopold, Pap Predrag and Vasic Verica